Clause 9

Part of UK Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:45 am on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Paul Rowen Paul Rowen Shadow Minister, Transport 11:45 am, 13th March 2007

I support the comments of the hon. Member for Ashford. I believe that it is important to future-proof with some flexibility. The amendment standing in my name proposes quite a small addition to that flexibility. It seeks merely to increase from 14 days to 28 the period in which someone must pay a fine. If we are going to increase the maximum fine to take account of the severity of the offence, a small increase in the length of time in which people have to pay the penalty is quite in order.