§ Mr. Cormack
asked the Attorney-General whether he is satisfied that magistrates are fully aware of the penalties they can impose for pollution offences under the Oil in Navigable Waters Act.
§ The Attorney-General
Magistrates attend sentencing conferences and exercises at which all aspects of sentencing are discussed. It is, of course, the duty of magistrates to inform themselves of the penalties they may impose in respect of the cases which come before them.