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The Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985

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181.—(1) Schedule 18 sets out in tabular form the manner in which offences under this Order are punishable on conviction.

(2) In relation to an offence under a provision of this Order specified in column 1 of Schedule 18 (the general nature of that offence being described in column 2)—

(a)column 3 shows whether the offence is punishable on summary conviction or on indictment or in either one way or the other;

(b)column 4 shows the punishment which may be imposed on a person convicted of the offence in the way specified in relation thereto in column 3 (that is to say, summarily or on indictment), any reference in column 4 to a period of years or months being construed as a reference to a term of imprisonment for that duration.

(3) In Schedule 18—

(a)a reference to a period of imprisonment shall be construed as a reference to the maximum term of imprisonment which may be imposed for the offence;

(b)a reference to a fine without a qualifying reference to a sum of money shall be construed as a reference to an unlimited fine;

(c)a reference to a level shall be construed as a reference to that level on the standard scale; and

(d)a reference to the statutory maximum or a level shall be construed as the maximum fine which may be imposed for that offence.

(4) This Article and Schedule 18 shall be subject to any other provision of this Order with respect to the prosecution and punishment of any offence specified in that Schedule.

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