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Housing (No. 2) Act (Northern Ireland) 1946

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8Offences and penalties.N.I.

Subs.(1) rep. by 1954 c.13 (NI)

(2)Every person guilty of any breach or contravention of any statutory condition imposed by virtue of [F1 paragraphs ( b) and ( c)] of sub-section (1) of the last preceding section shall, without prejudice to any other liability, be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceedingF2...[F2 level 5 on the standard scale]F2.

[F3 (3) In the event of any breach or contravention of any of the statutory conditions there shall forthwith become due and repayable to the [F4 district council] and recoverable upon demand made in writing by the [F4 district council] as a civil debt due to them such sum as bears to the amount of the grant paid by the [F4 district council] in respect of the house to which the breach or contravention relates the same proportion as that portion of the period for which the statutory conditions were imposed which, at the time of the breach or contravention, remains unexpired bears to the whole of the period.

(3A)Where a person has been convicted of an offence under sub-section (2) of this section the court before whom he is convicted may, on such conviction, order that in addition to the amount repayable by him under sub-section (3) of this section he shall repay to the [F4 district council] the balance of the grant paid in respect of the house to which the breach or contravention relates or such lesser sum as the court may think necessary to remedy the breach or contravention and any such order may, without prejudice to any other remedy, be enforced in like manner as an order for the payment of a penal sum.

(3B)Where in respect of any house the full amount of a grant or an amount not less than that repayable under sub-section (3) of this section or which would have been so repayable if at the time of the repayment there had been a breach or contravention of the statutory conditions has been repaid to the [F4 district council] the statutory conditions shall cease to apply to that house notwithstanding that the period for which those conditions were imposed has not expired.]

Subs.(4) rep. by 1969 c.16 (NI)

(5)Where any offence punishable under this section has been committed by a body corporate, then, without prejudice to the liability of that body, every person who at the time of such commission was a director or other officer of the body corporate or was purporting to act in any such capacity, shall be liable to be prosecuted as if he had personally committed that offence and shall, if on such prosecution it is shown that he consented to, or connived at, or did not exercise all such diligence as he ought in the circumstances to have exercised to prevent, the offence, be liable to the like conviction and punishment as if he had personally been guilty of that offence.

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F21984 NI 3

F4SRO (NI) 1973/285

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