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Houses in Multiple Occupation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Fixed penalty: power to alter amounts

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66.—(1) The Department may by order substitute for any sum specified in section 64(4) such other sum as appears to the Department—

(a)to be justified by a change in the value of money appearing to the Department to have taken place since the passing of this Act or since the last occasion on which an order was made under this section, or

(b)to be appropriate to take account of an order which has been made, or is proposed to be made, under Article 17(2) of the Fines and Penalties (Northern Ireland) Order 1984 altering the standard scale set out in Article 5(2) of that Order.

(2) An order under subsection (1)—

(a)is subject to negative resolution, and

(b)does not affect the punishment for an offence committed before that order comes into force.

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