Section 25C — Amount and payment of fixed penalty

Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 4:00 pm on 1st March 2007.

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Photo of Murray Tosh Murray Tosh Conservative 4:00 pm, 1st March 2007

Group 5 is on sea fisheries—maximum penalty for fixed-penalty notices. Amendment 13, in the name of the deputy minister, is the only amendment in the group.

Photo of Sarah Boyack Sarah Boyack Labour

Amendment 13 is a technical amendment to the power that will be conferred on the Scottish ministers by section 25C(1) to prescribe by order a scale of fixed penalties for sea fisheries offences. Amendment 13 will set a maximum limit for fixed penalties of 80 per cent of level 4 on the standard scale—currently £2,000. The amendment addresses concerns that the Subordinate Legislation Committee expressed last month when it considered the Executive amendments that were agreed to at stage 2.

I move amendment 13.

Amendment 13 agreed to.