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Opticians Act 1989

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16Penalty orders

(1)A penalty order may specify any sum not exceeding the maximum penalty.

(2)In this section “the maximum penalty” means £1,000 or such sum as is for the time being substituted in this definition by an order in force under subsection (3) below.

(3)If it appears to the Privy Council that there has been a change in the value of money since the last occasion when the maximum penalty was fixed, whether by the coming into force of the original penalty provision or by order under this section, the Privy Council may by order substitute for the sum specified in subsection (2) above such other sum as appears to them justified by the change.

(4)An order under subsection (3) above shall not affect the punishment for an offence committed before the order comes into force.

(5)A penalty order shall specify a period within which the sum specified in it is to be paid.

(6)The Council may recover the sum specified in a penalty order from the person or body against whom the order was made if that person or body does not pay it within the period specified in the order.

(7)The Council shall pay a sum paid under a penalty order or recovered under subsection (6) above into the Consolidated Fund.

(8)In subsection (3) above “the original penalty provision” means section l0C of the [1958 c. 32.] Opticians Act 1958 (which was inserted in that Act by section 4 of the [1984 c. 48.] Health and Social Security Act 1984 and is replaced by this section).

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