Clause 58 - Inquiry: supplemental

Part of Railways and Transport Safety Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:30 pm on 25th February 2003.

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Photo of John Spellar John Spellar Minister of State (Department for Transport) 3:30 pm, 25th February 2003

The reason why the maximum was changed from six months to 51 weeks is that it was part of a detailed package of measures by which sentences for summary offences—currently set at the maximum penalty of six months—were automatically increased to 51 weeks. The change was made for the sake of consistency and harmonisation between different legislation. On taxation, I shall have to revert to the hon. Lady.