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5(1)This paragraph applies where a person is served with a fixed penalty notice in respect of an offence under section 1.
(2)No proceedings for the offence may be commenced before the end of the period for payment of the penalty.
(3)No such proceedings may be commenced or continued if payment of the penalty is made before the end of that period or is accepted by the local authority after that time.
(4)In proceedings for the offence, a certificate which—
(a)purports to be signed by or on behalf of a person having responsibility for the financial affairs of the local authority, and
(b)states that payment of an amount specified in the certificate was or was not received by a date so specified,
is sufficient evidence of the facts stated.
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