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The Fisheries (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1991


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Time limit for certain summary offences

32.  In section 186 of the principal Act (complaints)—

(a)the existing provision shall be numbered as subsection (1); and

(b)after that subsection there shall be added the following subsections—

(2) Notwithstanding anything in Article 19(1)(a) of the Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981, summary proceedings for an offence under section 45 (including that section as applied by section 7A), or Part VII may be brought at any time within the period of sic months from the date on which evidence, sufficient in the opinion of the Board to justify a prosecution for the offence, comes to the knowledge of the Board; but no such proceedings shall be brought by virtue of this section more than two years after the commission of the offence.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2) a certificate purporting to be signed by the Chairman of the Board, as to the date on which such evidence as aforesaid came to the knowledge of the Board, shall be conclusive evidence thereof..

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