New Clause 42

Part of Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 5:15 pm ar 29 Tachwedd 2007.

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Requests to other member States: Northern Ireland

‘(1) A designated officer of the Northern Ireland Court Service may issue a certificate requesting enforcement under the Framework Decision on financial penalties where—

(a) a person is required to pay a financial penalty,

(b) the penalty is not paid in full within the time allowed for payment,

(c) there is no appeal outstanding in relation to the penalty, and

(d) it appears to the designated officer that the person is normally resident in, or has property or income in, a member State other than the United Kingdom.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1)(c), there is no appeal outstanding in relation to a financial penalty if—

(a) no appeal has been brought in relation to the imposition of the financial penalty within the time allowed for making such an appeal, or

(b) such an appeal has been brought but the proceedings on appeal have been concluded.

(3) Where the person required to pay the financial penalty is a body corporate, subsection (1)(d) applies as if the reference to the person being normally resident in a member State other than the United Kingdom were a reference to the person having its registered office in a member State other than the United Kingdom.

(4) In this section—

(a) “designated officer of the Northern Ireland Court Service” means a member of the staff of the Northern Ireland Court Service designated by the Lord Chancellor for the purposes of this section;

(b) “financial penalty” means—

(i) a fine imposed by a court in Northern Ireland on the person’s conviction of an offence;

(ii) any sum payable under a compensation order (within the meaning of article 14 of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1994 (S.I.1994/2795 (N.I.15));

(iii) any sum payable under an order made under section 2(1), 4(1) or 5(1) of the Costs in Criminal Cases Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (N.I. 10) or section 41(1) of the Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980 (c. 47);

(iv) any fine or other sum mentioned in section 76(5)(a) to (d), or any fine imposed by a court in Scotland, which is enforceable in a petty sessions district in Northern Ireland by virtue of Article 96 of the Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/1675 (N.I.26));

(v) any other financial penalty, within the meaning of the Framework Decision on financial penalties, specified in an order made by the Lord Chancellor.’.—[Maria Eagle.]