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SCHEDULE 17
 
  STAMP DUTY: PENALTIES OTHER THAN ON LATE STAMPING
  PART I
  AMENDMENTS OF PENALTIES
 
Introduction
     1. The amendments in this Part of this Schedule-
 
 
    (a) replace administrative fines by penalties;
 
    (b) amend provisions imposing a fine or penalty of a specified amount so as to impose a penalty not exceeding a specified amount;
 
    (c) increase or modernise in certain cases the maximum penalty.
 
Stamp Duties Management Act 1891 (c.38)
     2. - (1) The Stamp Duties Management Act 1891 is amended as follows.
 
      (2) In section 12A (lost or spoiled instruments), in subsection (2)(b) for ", fine or penalty" (twice) substitute "or penalty".
 
      (3) In section 21 (penalty for frauds in relation to duties), for "a fine of fifty pounds" substitute "a penalty not exceeding £3,000".
 
 
Stamp Act 1891 (c.39)
     3. - (1) The Stamp Act 1891 is amended as follows.
 
      (2) In section 5 (failure to set out in instrument facts and circumstances affecting duty), for "a fine of ten pounds" substitute "a penalty not exceeding £3,000".
 
      (3) In section 9(1) (penalty for frauds in relation to instrument bearing adhesive stamp), for the words from "he shall" to the end substitute "he is liable to a penalty not exceeding £3,000".
 
      (4) In section 16 (rolls, books, etc, to be open to inspection), for "a fine of ten pounds" substitute "a penalty not exceeding £300".
 
      (5) In section 17 (penalty for enrolling, etc. instrument not duly stamped), for "a fine of ten pounds" substitute "a penalty not exceeding £300".
 
      (6) In section 83 (penalty on issuing, etc. foreign, etc. security not duly stamped), for "a fine of twenty pounds" substitute "a penalty not exceeding £300".
 
 
Finance Act 1946 (c.64)
     4. In section 56(3) of the Finance Act 1946 (unit trust schemes: failure to keep records), for "a fine of ten pounds" substitute "a penalty not exceeding £300".
 
 
Finance (No. 2) Act (Northern Ireland) 1946 (c.17 (N.I.))
     5. In section 27(3) of the Finance (No. 2) Act (Northern Ireland) 1946 (unit trust schemes: failure to keep records), for "a fine of ten pounds" substitute "a penalty not exceeding £300".
 
 
Finance Act 1963 (c.25)
     6. In section 67(1) of the Finance Act 1963 (prohibition of circulation of blank transfers) for "fine" substitute "penalty" and for "£50" substitute "£300".
 
 
Finance Act (Northern Ireland) 1963 (c.22 (N.I.))
     7. In section 16(1) of the Finance Act (Northern Ireland) 1963 (prohibition of circulation of blank transfers) for "fine" substitute "penalty" and for "fifty pounds" substitute "£300".
 
 
Finance Act 1986 (c.41)
     8. In section 68(4) and (5) and section 71(4) and (5) of the Finance Act 1986 (depositary receipts and clearance services: failure to comply with requirements as to notification), for "fine" substitute "penalty".
 
 
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