HC Deb 21 October 1982 vol 29 c570


Lords amendment: No. 103, after clause 37, insert:

"K. The following subsections shall be substituted for section 9(3) of the Airports Authority Act 1975 (by virtue of which the maximum fine that byelaws made by the British Airports Authority in respect of aerodromes owned or managed by it may specify for a contravention of the byelaws is £100)— "(3) Any person contravening any byelaws made under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding such amount as, subject tovsubsection (3A) below, may be specified by the byelaws in relation to the contravention. (3A) The maximum fines that byelaws may specify by virtue of subsection (3) above are fines of an amount at level 4 on the standard scale, as defined in section [Construction of references to "the standard scale" ] of the Criminal Justice Act 1982, or of a lower amount."."
Mr. Mayhew

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this it will be convenient to take Lords amendment No. 104.

Mr. Mayhew

Together these two new clauses give effect to an undertaking that I gave in Committee. Their effect is to increase from £100 to £500 the maximum summary penalty generally available for offences created by civil airports' byelaws, thereby enabling the airports authorities to provide, when they remake their byelaws, for a higher penalty for "taxi touting".

Question put and agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 104 to 111 agreed to.

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