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Public Health (Wales) Act 2017

Schedule 1 - Fixed penalties

270.Schedule 1 contains provisions relating to fixed penalties and fixed penalty notices. These include the contents of the penalty notice form, powers for the Welsh Ministers to make regulations to set the penalty and discounted amounts, and the periods for payment of the penalty and discounted amounts. Paragraphs 15 and 16 enable a person to request to be tried for the offence in court instead of paying the fixed penalty. Paragraph 17 permits authorised officers of the issuing authority to withdraw a fixed penalty notice. Paragraph 18 provides that receipts for fixed penalty notices relating to smoking can only be used for the enforcement of provisions in Chapter 1 and 2 of Part 3 of this Act.

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