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