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17 Increase of certain maxima.E+W+S

(1)In section 37 (standard scale of fines) of the M1Criminal Justice Act 1982 (“the 1982 Act”) and section 289G of the M2Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (corresponding Scottish provision), for subsection (2) there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(2)The standard scale is shown below—

Level on the scaleAmount of fine
1£200
2£500
3£1,000
4£2,500
5£5,000.

(2)Part I of the M3Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (“the 1980 Act”) shall be amended as follows—

(a)in section 24(3) and (4) (maximum fine on summary conviction of young person for indictable offence) F1. . ., for “£400” there shall be substituted “£1,000”;

(b)in section 24(4) (maximum fine on summary conviction of child for indictable offence) F1. . ., for “£100” there shall be substituted “£250”; and

(c)in section 32(9) (maximum fine on summary conviction of offence triable either way), for “c£2,000” there shall be substituted “£5,000”;

and in section 289B(6) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (interpretation), in the definition of “prescribed sum”, for “£2,000” there shall be substituted “£5,000”.

(3)Schedule 4 to this Act shall have effect as follows—

(a)in each of the provisions mentioned in column 1 of Part I (the general description of which is given in column 2), for the amount specified in column 3 there shall be substituted the amount specified in column 4;

(b)in each of the provisions mentioned in column 1 of Part II (the general description of which is given in column 2), for the amount specified in column 3 there shall be substituted the level on the standard scale specified in column 4;

(c)in each of the provisions mentioned in column 1 of Part III (the general description of which is given in column 2), for the amount specified in column 3 there shall be substituted a reference to the statutory maximum;

(d)the provisions set out in Part IV shall be substituted for Schedule 6A to the 1980 Act (fines that may be altered under section 143); and

(e)F2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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E1S. 17 extends to England and Wales; s. 17(1)(2) also extend to Scotland see s. 102(4)(5)

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C1S. 17(1)(2) restricted (S.) (1.9.1992) by S.I. 1992/333, art. 4A (as inserted by S.I. 1992/2118, art. 4)

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I1S. 17 wholly in force at 1.10.1992 see s. 102(2)(3) and S.I. 1992/333, art. 2(2)

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