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Mineral Workings (Offshore Installations) Act 1971

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7 Regulations: general provisions.E+W+S+N.I.

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(3)The punishment for an offence created by regulations under this Act shall be—

(a)on summary conviction a fine not exceeding [F2level 5 on the standard scale],

(b)on conviction on indictment imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or a fine, or both,

but without prejudice to any further restriction on the punishments which can be awarded contained in the regulations, and without prejudice to the exclusion of proceedings on indictment by the regulations.

(4)The operation of any regulations made under this Act may be excluded in whole or in part F3. . . in relation to any particular installation by directions of the Secretary of State given in such manner and to such persons as he thinks appropriate.

(5)Any exemption or exclusion F4. . . by directions of the Secretary of State under this Act, may be made subject to the imposition of conditions specified by the F4. . . directions.

(6)Where in pursuance of this section a person is exempted or excluded from the requirements of any provision of this Act, or of regulations under this Act, but subject to a condition, and the condition is not observed, the exemption or exclusion shall not have effect, and proceedings may be brought in respect of any breach of duty as if the exemption or exclusion had not had effect.

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F17(1)-(2) and (7)-(8) repealed (E.W.S.) (23.8.1993) and (N.I.) (1.11.1993) by S.I. 1993/1823, reg. 3(1)(f) (with reg. 6(1)); S.R. 1993/384, reg. 3(1)(f) (with reg. 6(1))

F2S. 7(3) a reference to level 5 on the standard scale is substituted as regards any summary offence for the reference to £400 (E.W.) by virtue of (E.W.) Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48, SIF 39:1), ss. 40, 46, (S.), Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21, SIF 39:1), s. 289G and (N.I.) S.I. 1984/703 (N.I. 3), arts. 5, 6

F3Words in s. 7(4) repealed (E.W.S.) (23.8.1993) and (N.I.) (1.11.1993) by S.I. 1993/1823, reg. 3(1)(f) (with reg. 6(1)); S.R. 1993/384, reg. 3(1)(f) (with reg. 6(1))

F4Words in s. 7(5) repealed (E.W.S.) (23.8.1993) and (N.I.) (1.11.1993) by S.I. 1993/1823, reg. 3(1)(f) (with reg. 6(1)); S.R. 1993/384, reg. 3(1)(f) (with reg. 6(1))

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C1S. 7(4) and (5) amended (E.W.S.) (23.8.1993) and (N.I.) (1.11.1993) by S.I. 1993/1823, reg. 4(2) (with reg. 6(2)); S.R. 1993/384, reg. 4(1) (with reg. 6(2)

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