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[F1226IEnforcement of fines etc.: interpretationS

(1)[F2Subject to subsection (1A), in] this section and sections 226A to [F3226HA] of this Act—

  • [F4central authority for Scotland ” means the sheriff clerk of Lothian and Borders at Edinburgh;

  • certificate ” has the meaning given in section 223T(1) of this Act;

  • competent authority for Scotland ” is to be construed in accordance with section 223Q of this Act;

  • decision ” has the meaning given in section 223T(1) of this Act; ]

  • enforcement order ” is to be construed in accordance with section 226B(1) and (4) to [F5 (6A) ] of this Act;

  • FEO ” means a fines enforcement officer;

  • [F6financial penalty ” has the meaning given in Article 1(b) of the Framework Decision on financial penalties;

  • Framework Decision on financial penalties ” has the meaning given in section 223T(1) of this Act; ]

  • offender ” means the person who is liable to pay a relevant penalty;

  • “relevant court”—

    (a)

    in the case of a fine or compensation order, means—

    (i)

    the court which imposed the penalty; or

    (ii)

    where the penalty is transferred to another court, that other court;

    (b)

    in the case of another relevant penalty (apart from a penalty specified by order for the purposes of this section), means—

    (i)

    the court whose clerk is specified in the notice to the offender; or

    (ii)

    where the penalty is transferred to another court, that other court;

    (c)

    in the case of a penalty specified by order for the purposes of this section, means—

    (i)

    the court whose clerk is specified in the notice to the offender;

    (ii)

    where the penalty is transferred to another court, that other court; or

    (iii)

    such other court as the order may specify for those purposes;

    (d)

    [F7in the case of a penalty in respect of which subsection (6A) applies, means the competent authority for Scotland to which the documents mentioned in that subsection have been referred in accordance with section 223H(2) of this Act. ]

  • relevant penalty ” means—

    (a)

    a fine;

    (b)

    a compensation order imposed under section 249 of this Act;

    (c)

    a fixed penalty offer made under section 302(1) of this Act;

    (d)

    a compensation offer made under section 302A(1) of this Act;

    (e)

    a fixed penalty notice given under section 54 (giving notices for fixed penalty offences) or section 62 (fixing notices to vehicles) of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53);

    (f)

    a fixed penalty notice given under section 129 (fixed penalty notices) of the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 8);

    (g)

    such other penalty as the Scottish Ministers may by order specify for the purposes of this section.

[F8(1A)Unless the context otherwise requires, in this section and in sections 226A to 226H of this Act “relevant penalty”, where a FEO is acting in a case in respect of which section 226B(6A) applies, has the same meaning as “financial penalty.]

(2)An order specifying a penalty or a court for the purpose of this section shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.]

Textual Amendments

F1Ss. 226A-226I and preceding cross-heading inserted (10.3.2008 for certain purposes and otherwise prosp.) by Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 6), ss. 55, 84; S.I. 2008/42, art. 3, Sch.

F2Words in s. 226I(1) substituted (12.10.2009) by The Mutual Recognition of Criminal Financial Penalties in the European Union (Scotland) Order 2009 (S.S.I. 2009/342), art. 6(a)(i) (with art. 2)

F3Word in s. 226I(1) substituted (12.10.2009) by The Mutual Recognition of Criminal Financial Penalties in the European Union (Scotland) Order 2009 (S.S.I. 2009/342), art. 6(a)(ii) (with art. 2)

F4S. 226I(1): definitions inserted (12.10.2009) by The Mutual Recognition of Criminal Financial Penalties in the European Union (Scotland) Order 2009 (S.S.I. 2009/342), art. 6(a)(iii) (with art. 2)

F5Word in s. 226I(1) substituted (12.10.2009) by The Mutual Recognition of Criminal Financial Penalties in the European Union (Scotland) Order 2009 (S.S.I. 2009/342), art. 6(a)(iv) (with art. 2)

F6S. 226I(1): definitions inserted (12.10.2009) by The Mutual Recognition of Criminal Financial Penalties in the European Union (Scotland) Order 2009 (S.S.I. 2009/342), art. 6(a)(v) (with art. 2)

F7S. 226I(1): Words in the definition of "relevant court" inserted (12.10.2009) by The Mutual Recognition of Criminal Financial Penalties in the European Union (Scotland) Order 2009 (S.S.I. 2009/342), art. 6(a)(vi) (with art. 2)

F8S. 226I(1A) inserted (12.10.2009) by The Mutual Recognition of Criminal Financial Penalties in the European Union (Scotland) Order 2009 (S.S.I. 2009/342), {art. 6(b} (with art. 2)

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