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The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

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Increase of certain maxima

3.—(1) In Article 4(8) of the Fines and Penalties (Northern Ireland) Order 1984 (maximum fine on summary conviction of an offence punishable on conviction on indictment or on summary conviction), in the definition of “prescribed sum” for “£2,000” there shall be substituted “£5,000”.

(2) For Article 5(2) of the Fines and Penalties (Northern Ireland) Order 1984 (standard scale of fines) there shall be substituted—

(2) The standard scale is shown below—

Level on the scaleAmount of fine
1£200
2£500
3£1,000
4£2,500
5£5,000.

(3) In section 72(1) of the Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968(1) (restriction on punishment of a child and young person)—

(a)in paragraph (a) (maximum fine on summary conviction of a child) for “£100” there shall be substituted “£250”;

(b)in paragraph (b) (maximum fine on summary conviction of a young person) for “£400” there shall be substituted “£1,000”.

(4) In the Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(2)—

(a)in Article 54(1)(b)(i) (fine in lieu of imprisonment), for “£400” there shall be substituted “level 3 on the standard scale”;

(b)in Article 119(1) (penalty for failure to appear or failure to comply), for “£50” there shall be substituted “level 4 on the standard scale”.

(5) In the statutory provisions specified in column 1 of Schedule I (the general description of which is given in column 2 of that Schedule), for the amount specified in column 3 of that Schedule there shall be substituted the amount specified in column 4 of that Schedule.

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