Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Twenty-Ninth Report


APPENDIX 6

Memorandum by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

MERCHANT SHIPPING (REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPS CARRYING DANGEROUS

OR POLLUTING GOODS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1999 (S.I. 1999/2121)

  1. The Committee asked for a memorandum on the following point:

  Since the offence created by new paragraph (4B)(b) of regulation 15 of the principal Regulations (inserted by regulation 8(c)) is triable only summarily, ought not the maximum amount of the fine to have been expressed in terms, not of the statutory maximum, but of level 5 on the standard scale?

The Department agrees that this reference should have been to level 5 on the standard scale. The Department apologises for the error and will make an amendment at the next suitable opportunity.

26 October 1999


 
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