Antisocial Behaviour: Fixed Penalties

Justice written question – answered on 26th January 2009.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Conservative, Altrincham and Sale West

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) minimum and (b) maximum fine may be imposed by a penalty notice for disorder for (i) possession of cannabis, (ii) being drunk or disorderly in a public place and (iii) using fireworks after curfew.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Parliamentary Secretary (Government Equalities office) (also in the Ministry of Justice), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The penalty which may be imposed by a penalty notice for disorder for the offences of (ii) being drunk and disorderly in a public place and (iii) using fireworks after curfew, is fixed at £80. The penalty for possession of cannabis will also be £80 once the offence comes into force, subject to parliamentary approval.

If no payment is received or court hearing requested within the suspended enforcement period, a fine of £120, one and half times the penalty amount, is registered by the courts.

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