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Vehicle and Driving Licences Act 1969

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30Fixing of amount payable under 1967 c. 54 s. 12 on plea of guilty by absent accused

Where in pursuance of section 1(2) of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1957 a person is convicted in his absence of an offence under section 7 of the Act of 1962 (which penalises the using or keeping of an unlicensed vehicle) and it is proved to the satisfaction of the court, on oath or in the manner prescribed by rules made under section 15 of the Justices of the Peace Act 1949, that there was served on the accused with the summons a notice stating that, in the event of his being convicted of the offence, it will be alleged that an order requiring him to pay an amount specified in the notice falls to be made by the court in pursuance of subsection (1) of section 12 of the Finance Act 1967 (under which an amount related to the period during which a vehicle was unlicensed is required to be paid by the keeper of the vehicle who is convicted of using it during that period) then, unless in the notification purporting to be given by or on behalf of the accused in pursuance of the said section 1(2) it is stated that the amount so specified is inappropriate, the court shall proceed in pursuance of the said subsection (1) as if that amount had been calculated as required by that subsection.

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