§ [No. 4]
Clause 2, page 4, line 39, at end insert—
() in the said section 52(1) for the words '£20' there are substituted the words '£50', and the amendment of that subsection in Schedule 3 to the Criminal Justice Act 1967 (which is superseded by this paragraph) shall cease to have effect.
§ 8.51 p.m.
My Lords, with the leave of the House I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 4, and I shall also speak to Amendments 8, 9, 20 and 21. This Amendment, together with the consequentials, increases the maximum fine for certain offences under Section 52 (1) of the Weights and Measures Act 1963 and the corresponding offences under the Weights and Measures Act (Northern Ireland) 1967 from £20 to £50. The sort of offences that are caught by Section 52(1) are, for example, the use of illegal measures, and the use of unstamped equipment. For most of these offences there has been, since the passage of the 1963 Act, no increase in the maximum fine and an increase would seem reasonable if only to keep in line with inflation.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Lord Oram.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.