Clause 24 - Fixed penalty notices

Part of Tobacco and Vapes Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 3:30 pm ar 9 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Ceidwadwyr, Harrow East 3:30, 9 Mai 2024

I always seek a spirit of compromise in such circumstances. At the moment, the Bill states:

“The amount specified in a fixed penalty notice must be £100.”

I am concerned about how that could be altered by regulation. Clearly, a consultation or other measures might be needed. A relatively simple amendment could have the clause state that the fixed penalty must be a minimum of £100 and can be varied by regulation. Will the Minister consider that as not necessarily an amendment today, but as something she might consider taking forward so that we can satisfy all sides?