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The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Article 29(6).

SCHEDULE 3FINANCIAL PENALTIES

Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1945 (c. 15)

1.  In section 35(1) (powers of Crown Court or county court in relation to fines and forfeited recognizances) at the end insert—

(e)on the application of the person liable to make the payment, allow further time for payment or vary an order for payment by instalments.

Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 26)

2.  In Article 53 (fixing of sum adjudged to be paid by a conviction with regards to means of offender)—

(a)for the words from the beginning to “conviction” substitute—

(1) A magistrates' court, in fixing the amount of a sum adjudged to be paid by a conviction (other than a fine which falls to be fixed under Article 29 of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996);

(b)at the end insert—

(2) Paragraph (1) applies whether taking into consideration the means of the offender has the effect of increasing or reducing the amount of the sum..

3.  In Article 120 (maximum fine for refusal to give evidence) at the end insert—

(3) An order under paragraph (1) for the payment of a fine may be enforced as though the fine were a sum adjudged to be paid by a conviction..

Contempt of Court Act 1981 (c. 49)

4.  In Schedule 4, in section 14 (maximum fine for contempt in an inferior court), after subsection (2) insert—

(2A) A fine imposed under subsection (2) above shall be deemed, for the purposes of any enactment, to be a sum adjudged to be paid by a conviction..

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