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Transitional and saving provision

5.—(1) These Regulations do not affect—

(a)fines for offences committed before these Regulations come into force,

(b)the operation of restrictions on fines that may be imposed on a person aged under 18, or

(c)fines that may be imposed on a person convicted by a magistrates’ court who is to be sentenced as if convicted on indictment.

(2) An amendment made by Part 2 of Schedule 3 or Part 2 of Schedule 4 does not authorise the alteration of a fine or maximum fine that applies in respect of an offence that is, immediately before these Regulations come into force, contained in an instrument made under the legislation amended (whether or not the instrument is in force).