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Tobacco Retailers Act (Northern Ireland) 2014

Section 12: Fixed penalties for certain offences

Provides that an authorised officer of a council may give a fixed penalty notice to a person if the officer believes the person has committed an offence under section 10 (1), (2), (3), (7) or (8) of the Act.  It also allows for fixed penalty notices to be issued for a number of relevant offences under the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 and the Children and Young Persons (Protection from Tobacco) (Northern Ireland) Order 1991.  It sets out the information which a fixed penalty notice is required to contain including information on the amount payable, deadline for payment and discounted amount for early payment.

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