The Penalties for Disorderly Behaviour (Amount of Penalty) (Amendment) Order 2014

Cited as:SI 2014/1383
Jurisdiction:England & Wales

2014No. 1383

CRIMINAL LAW, ENGLAND AND WALES

The Penalties for Disorderly Behaviour (Amount of Penalty) (Amendment) Order 2014

27thMay2014

3rdJune2014

24thJune2014

The Secretary of State makes this Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3(1) of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001( 1):

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the Penalties for Disorderly Behaviour (Amount of Penalty) (Amendment) Order 2014 and comes into force on 24th June 2014.

Amendment to the Penalties for Disorderly Behaviour (Amount of Penalty) Order 2002

2. In the Table in Part 2 of the Schedule to the Penalties for Disorderly Behaviour (Amount of Penalty) Order 2002( 2) after the entry relating to section 56 of the British Transport Commission Act 1949( 3) insert-

"Section 5(2) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971( 4) so far as relating to the following-

(a) khat (within the meaning given by Part 4 of Schedule 2 to that Act), or

(b) any preparation or other product containing khat.

Possession of khat or any preparation or other product containing khat"

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Jeremy Wright

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Ministry of Justice

27th May 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Table in Part 2 of the Schedule to the Penalties for Disorderly Behaviour (Amount of Penalty) Order 2002 ( S.I. 2002/1837). It provides that the offence of possession of khat under section 5(2) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 attracts a penalty of £60.

No impact assessment has been produced in relation to this Order as no impact on business or the private or voluntary sector is foreseen.

(1) 2001 c. 16. Section 3 was amended by section 15 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (c. 28). Other amendments have been made to section 3 but none that are relevant. S.I. 2014/1365, made under section 1(2) of this Act, inserts the offence of possession of khat under section 5(2) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (c. 38)("the 1971 Act") into the table in section 1(1) of this Act which sets out the list of offences for which a penalty notice can be given.

(2) S.I. 2002/1837. The Schedule was substituted by S.I. 2009/83and was amended by S.I. 2012/1431, 2013/903and 2013/1579. There have been other amendments made to this Order but none that are relevant.

(3) 1949 c. xxix.

(4) 1971 c. 38. S.I. 2014/1352inserts "khat' into Part 3 of Schedule 2 to...

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