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Penalty for certain knife offencesN.I.

52  In section 139A of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33) (having knife etc. on school premises) for subsections (5) and (6) substitute—

(5) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) or (2) shall be liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or to both;

(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 4 years, or to a fine, or to both.

(6) In this section and section 139B “school premises” means land used for the purposes of a school, excluding any land occupied solely as a dwelling by a person employed at the school; and “school” has the meaning given by Article 2(2) of the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986..