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(1)Where a person is convicted of an offence under section 19(3) the court before which he is convicted may, instead of or in addition to imposing a fine, by order do either or both of the following—
(a)provide for the removal of any entry relating to him in the register;
(b)prohibit him from making an application for registration under section 19(1) within such period not exceeding five years as may be specified in, or determined under, the order.
(2)Where a registered person is convicted of an offence under this Part (other than an offence under section 19(3)) the court before which he is convicted may, instead of or in addition to imposing a fine, by order suspend his registration for any period of up to five years.
(3)No order under subsection (1) or (2) shall have effect—
(a)if no appeal is brought, before the end of the period for bringing an appeal has passed;
(b)if an appeal is brought, before the final determination or withdrawal of the appeal.
(4)A court shall give notice to the Secretary of State of the contents of any order which has been made by it under subsection (1) or (2) and which has effect.
(5)The Secretary of State shall amend the register—
(a)to give effect to any order of a court under subsection (1)(a); or
(b)to reflect any suspension effected by an order of a court under subsection (2);
but may not do so until the order concerned has effect.
(6)In this section “appeal” includes an application under section 111 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (c. 43) (application by way of case stated).
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