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Sunbeds Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

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Effect of notice and payment

6.—(1) Proceedings for the offence in respect of which a fixed penalty notice was given may not be brought before the end of the period for payment of the fixed penalty.

(2) Sub-paragraph (1) does not apply if the person to whom the notice was given has asked in accordance with paragraphs 11 and 12 to be tried for the alleged offence.

7.  If the fixed penalty is paid in accordance with the fixed penalty notice before the end of the period for payment of the fixed penalty, no proceedings for the offence may be brought and paragraph 11 does not apply.

8.  If proceedings have been brought pursuant to a request under paragraph 11, but then the penalty is paid as mentioned in paragraph 7 those proceedings may not be continued.

9.  In any proceedings, a certificate is evidence of the facts which it states if it—

(a)purports to be signed by or on behalf of the person responsible for the financial affairs of the district council on whose behalf the authorised officer who gave a fixed penalty notice was acting; and

(b)states that payment of the fixed penalty in pursuance of the notice was or was not received by the expiry of the period within which that fixed penalty may be paid.

10.  Any sum received by a district council under this Schedule accrues to that council.

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