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Courts Act 2003

Fees, costs and fines

Section 96: Recovery of fines etc by deductions from income support: failure to provide information.

250.Section 96 amends section 24 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 to enable a court to require an offender on benefits to provide such information as is necessary to make a DFB application. It amends section 24 of the Act by making it an offence for an offender to fail to provide such information or gives false, recklessly false or knowingly incomplete information. The sanction for this offence is a Level 2 fine (not exceeding £500).

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