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Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

Monetary penalties

284.Paragraph 5 allows an order made under section 46 or 48 to make provision for discounts for early payment of a monetary penalty and for the payment of interest or a financial penalty for late payment of the original penalty. The total amount of any late payment penalty must not exceed the total amount of the penalty imposed.

285.This paragraph also provides as to the enforcement of unpaid penalties (and any interest or late payment charges) through the civil courts. It allows an order to create a process of recovery by treating the penalty as if it were payable under a court order.

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