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Safety on Learner Transport (Wales) Measure 2011

Stop notices

44.The regulations may confer on an enforcement authority the power to serve a stop notice. A stop notice prohibits a person from carrying on an activity specified in the notice until the person has taken the steps specified in the notice. Before issuing a stop notice an inspector must be satisfied that the activity presents a significant risk of causing serious harm to human health and involves a breach of the regulations concerning the description of vehicles used for learner transport.

45.Regulations must make provision about compensation for loss suffered as the result of the service of a notice. But they may provide for compensation only in cases specified in the regulations or only in relation to descriptions of loss specified in the regulations. The regulations must also provide for appeals against decisions not to award compensation or in relation to the amount.

46.Where a person on whom a notice is served does not comply with a stop notice the person is guilty of an offence and liable -


on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale (currently £5,000), or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or both, or


on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or a fine, or both.

47.When section 154(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 is commenced the maximum term of imprisonment on summary conviction will be extended to twelve months (see paragraph 10 of Schedule A1).

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