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Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

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92Interpretation of sections 80 to 91 etc.

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(1)In sections 80 to 91 and Schedules 18 and 19—

  • “central authority”, in relation to a member State other than the United Kingdom, means an authority designated by the State as a central authority for the purposes of the Framework Decision on financial penalties;

  • “central authority for Scotland” means the person or body which, by virtue of an order under section 56 of the Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 6) (recognition of EU financial penalties), acts as the central authority in relation to Scotland for the purposes of the Framework Decision;

  • “competent authority”, in relation to a member State, means an authority designated by the State as a competent authority for the purposes of that Decision;

  • “the Framework Decision on financial penalties” means the Framework Decision of the Council of the European Union made on 24 February 2005 on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to financial penalties (2005/214/JHA).

(2)In sections 84 to 91 and Schedules 18 and 19—

  • “decision” has the meaning given by Article 1 of the Framework Decision on financial penalties (except in sections 85(4) and 88(4));

  • “financial penalty” has the meaning given by that Article.

(3)References in sections 80 to 91 to a certificate requesting enforcement under the Framework Decision on financial penalties are references to such a certificate as is provided for by Article 4 of that Decision.

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