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The Penalty Fares (Increase) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2016 No. 194

Roads And Railway Transport

The Penalty Fares (Increase) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Made

24th March 2016

Coming into operation

13th June 2016

The Department for Regional Development(1), in exercise of the powers conferred by paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 1B to the Transport Act (Northern Ireland) 1967(2) and now vested in it(3), makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Penalty Fares (Increase) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 and comes into operation on 13th June 2016.

Increase in amount of penalty fare

2.  In paragraph 4(1)(a)(4) of Schedule 1B to the Transport Act (Northern Ireland) 1967 for “£20” substitute “£50”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Regional Development on 24th March 2016.

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Tom Reid

A senior officer of the

Department for Regional Development

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

Schedule 1B to the Transport Act (Northern Ireland) 1967 (as inserted by SI 1990/994 (N.I. 7)) makes provision for penalty fares to be paid by a person who travels on a bus or a train service without paying the proper fare.

Paragraph 4(1) of that Schedule provides that the amount of a penalty fare shall be the full single fare for the journey plus £20.

This Order increases that amount by an additional £30 to £50.

(2)

1967 c.37 (N.I.); Schedule 1B was inserted by Schedule 1 to S.I. 1990/994 (N.I. 7)

(3)

The functions of the Ministry of Development under the Transport Act (Northern Ireland) 1967 were transferred to the Department of the Environment by S.R. & O. (N.I.) 1973 No. 504 and to the Department for Regional Development by S.R. 1999 No. 481

(4)

Paragraph 4(1)(a) was amended by Article 2 of S.R. 2008 No. 281

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