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After section 136A of the 1995 Act (inserted by section 23 of this Act) there is inserted—
(1)For the purposes of section 136 of this Act, and any provision of any other enactment for a time limit within which proceedings are to be commenced, in calculating the period since a contravention occurred—
(a)where a fixed penalty offer is made under section 302(1) of this Act, the period between the date of the offer and—
(i)the receipt by the procurator fiscal of a notice under section 302(4) of this Act;
(ii)a recall of the fixed penalty by virtue of section 302C of this Act,
shall be disregarded;
(b)where a compensation offer is made under section 302A(1) of this Act, the period between the date of the offer and—
(i)the receipt by the procurator fiscal of a notice under section 302A(4) of this Act;
(ii)a recall of the offer by virtue of section 302C of this Act,
shall be disregarded;
(c)where a work offer is made under section 303ZA(1) of this Act, the period between the date of the offer and—
(i)if the alleged offender does not accept the offer in the manner described in section 303ZA(5) of this Act, the last date for notice of acceptance of the offer;
(ii)if the alleged offender accepts the offer as so described, but fails to complete the subsequent work order, the date specified for completion of the order,
shall be disregarded.
(2)A certificate purporting to be signed by or on behalf of the prosecutor which states a period to be disregarded by virtue of subsection (1) above is sufficient authority for the period to be disregarded.”.
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