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Fixed penaltiesN.I.

Payment of fixed penalty to councilN.I.

12   For Article 37 of the Dogs Order (payment of fixed penalty to clerk of petty sessions) substitute—

Payment of fixed penalty

37(1) The fixed penalty payable in pursuance of a notice under Article 36 is payable to the district council whose officer gave the notice.

(2) In any proceedings a certificate which—

(a)purports to be signed on behalf of the clerk of the council, and

(b)states that payment of a fixed penalty was or was not received by a date specified in the certificate,

is evidence of the facts stated.

(3) In this Article “clerk of the council”, in relation to a district council, means the clerk appointed in accordance with section 41 of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 (c. 9)..