HC Deb 13 May 1960 vol 623 cc870-1
Mr. Nabarro

I beg to move, in page 2, line 17, after " under " to insert: section (Prohibition of sale, &c, of oil heaters or component parts not complying with regulations) of ". I suggest it would be for the convenience of the Committee if my following Amendment were considered with this one.

The maximum penalty of £100 in subsection (1) is appropriate to the offence of selling an oil heater which does not comply with safety regulations but is considered excessive for the rather minor offence, or relatively minor offence, of obstructing an inspector in the pursuit of his duties of inspecting appliances under the new Clause. The effect of these two Amendments taken together is, therefore, to provide a maximum penalty of £100 under subsection (1) of this Clause 3 and to provide a separate maximum penalty of £20 for the latter offence to which I have referred.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made: In page 2, line 19, at end insert: and a person guilty of an offence under section (Inspection and testing of oil heaters and component parts) of this Act shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds ".—[Mr. Nabarro.]

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 4 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 5 disagreed to.