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Civil Aviation Act 2012

Section 56: Imposing penalties

163.Section 56 provides that the CAA may not impose a penalty under section 39, 40 or 51 in respect of an act or omission for which a penalty has already been given under one of those sections, unless the acts or omissions took place at different times or over different periods.

Section 57: Recovering penalties

164.Section 57 provides for the consequences of unpaid penalties including recovery of unpaid balances and interest due to the CAA, which must be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

Section 58: Statement of policy on penalties

165.Section 58 provides that the CAA must prepare and publish a statement (including any revised statement) of its policy on penalties. The CAA must consult when preparing or revising a policy statement. Section 58 also provides that the CAA must, when imposing a penalty or determining the amount of a penalty, take into consideration the last statement of policy published before the contravention in respect of which the penalty is to be imposed.

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