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Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

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145Scrap metal dealing: increase in penalties for existing offences

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(1)The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 is amended as follows.

(2)For the following words (which have effect as references to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale) substitute in each case “a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale”—

(a)in section 1(7) (dealer failing to register) the words from “a fine” to the end;

(b)in section 2(6) (dealer failing to record dealings) the words from “a fine” to the end;

(c)in section 3(4) (itinerant collector failing to keep receipts) the words from “a fine” to the end;

(d)in section 4(4) (convicted dealer failing to meet additional requirements) the same words before “and the court”.

(3)For the following words (which have effect as references to a fine not exceeding level 1 on the standard scale) substitute in each case “a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale”—

(a)in section 1(8) (dealer failing to give notice of cessation of business) the words from “a fine” to the end;

(b)in section 5(1) (dealer acquiring metal from a person under 16) the same words before the proviso;

(c)in section 5(2) (selling metal to a dealer under a false name or address) the words from “a fine” to the end;

(d)in section 6(5) (obstructing entry and inspection) the words from “a fine” to the end.

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