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Safety on Learner Transport (Wales) Measure 2011

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50.In the case of monetary penalties the regulations may include provision for early payment discounts, the payment of interest or other financial penalties for late payment, and the recovery of penalties, interest and penalties for late payment as civil debts (paragraph 13 of Schedule A1).

51.Provision in the regulations may also provide for the payment of costs incurred by an enforcement authority; in particular, investigation costs, administration costs and the cost of obtaining expert advice (paragraph 14 of Schedule A1).

52.Provision for appeals in the regulations under Schedule A1 must provide for appeals to be made to the First-tier Tribunal or to another tribunal created under an enactment (paragraph 15 of Schedule A1).

53.The regulations may make provision to enable the enforcement authority to require the person on whom the sanction has been imposed to publicise the fact (paragraph 16 of Schedule A1).

54.The regulations may provide for officers of a body corporate or a partnership to be personally liable to civil sanctions as well as the body corporate or partnership itself (paragraph 17 of Schedule A1).

55.Where a power is conferred on an enforcement authority, that enforcement authority must publish guidance about the enforcement authority’s use of civil sanctions including the circumstances in which the penalty is likely to be imposed, the circumstances in which it may not be imposed, the amount of the penalty, how liability for the penalty may be discharged and the effect of discharge, and rights to make representations and objections and rights of appeal (paragraph 18 of Schedule A1).

56.Regulations conferring powers on an enforcement authority to impose civil sanctions must secure that an enforcement authority from time to time publishes reports specifying the cases where civil sanctions have been imposed (paragraph 18 of Schedule A1).

57.An enforcement authority must act in accordance with the principle that all regulatory activities should be carried out in a way that is transparent, accountable, proportionate and consistent and that regulatory activities should only be targeted at cases where action is needed (paragraph 20 of Schedule A1).

58.The Welsh Ministers must review the operation of any provisions they make which confer power on an enforcement authority to impose civil sanctions. The review must happen as soon as practicable after the end of three years from the date that the provision comes into force (paragraph 21 of Schedule A1).

59.The Welsh Ministers may be appointed as the enforcement authority in regulations, in which case any receipts from civil sanctions will be paid into the Welsh Consolidated Fund by effect of section 120 of the Government of Wales Act 2006. Paragraph 22 of Schedule A1 makes provision about the payment of receipts from civil sanctions into the Welsh Consolidated Fund where the enforcement authority is a person or body other than the Welsh Ministers.

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