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84 Penalties.E+W+S

(1)A person guilty of an offence under any of the provisions of this Act specified in subsection (2) below shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(2)The provisions of this Act to which subsection (1) above refers are—

  • section 8(4);

  • section 9(4);

  • section 10(2);

  • section 11(3);

  • section 11(14);

  • section 13(1);

  • section 13(2);

  • section 13(3);

  • section 14(3);

  • section 14(5);

  • section 15(3);

  • section 15(5);

  • [F1section 15A(3);]

  • section 18(3);

  • section 20(2);

  • section 20(4);

  • section 20(7);

  • section 20(8);

  • [F2section 80;

  • section 81(1);

  • section 81(2);]

  • paragraphs 4 and 5 of Schedule 4;

  • paragraph 28(3) of Schedule 5.

(3)A person guilty of an offence under paragraph 24(4)

of Schedule 5 to this Act shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £2,000.

(4)A person guilty of an offence—

(a)under section 17(3) [F3or 20(3)(b) above], or

(b)under paragraph 10 of Schedule 5 to this Act,

shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both.

F4(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)A person guilty of an offence under any provision of this Act other than those mentioned in subsections (1) to (5) above shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(7)The Secretary of State may by order alter the penalty imposed by subsection (3) above but such an order shall not impose any penalty exceeding that provided by subsection (6) above.

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F1Entry inserted in s. 84(2) (29.3.1999) by S.I. 1999/503, art. 4(2)

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