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The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1994


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Offences punishable on summary conviction only under instruments—conversion of references to amounts to references to levels on standard scale

7.—(1) Where under an instrument to which this paragraph applies the maximum fine on conviction of an offence punishable on summary conviction only specified in the instrument is an amount shown in the second column of the standard scale the reference in the instrument to the amount of the maximum fine shall be construed as a reference to the level in the first column of the standard scale corresponding to that amount.

(2) Paragraph (1) applies to any instrument, not being an Order in Council under Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Act 1974(1), made after 31st August 1984 and before the coming into operation of this Article under any relevant provision.

(3) Paragraph (1) shall not affect so much of any instrument as (in whatever words) makes a person liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding a specified amount for each period of a specified length during which a continuing offence is continued.

(4) Where there is—

(a)subject to paragraph (6), under any relevant provision (however framed or worded) passed or made before the coming into operation of this Article,

(b)under any instrument (however framed or worded) made under such a relevant provision,

a power by instrument to provide that a person, as regards any offence punishable on summary conviction only (whether or not created by the instrument), shall be liable on conviction to a fine, a person may be so made liable to a fine not exceeding a specified level on the standard scale.

(5) Paragraph (4) has effect in relation to exercises of powers before as well as after the coming into operation of this Article.

(6) An Order in Council under—

(a)section 1(3) of the Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act 1972(2); or

(b)Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Act 1974;

shall not be an instrument for the purposes of paragraph (4)(a).

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