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Metrology Act, 1996

Penalties.

33.(1) A person guilty of an offence under section 11 , 23 or 24 (1) (a), (b) or (c) shall be liable on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding £10,000 or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both the fine and the imprisonment and to forfeiture of the goods or instruments.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under this Act, other than an offence listed in subsection (1) shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,500 or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both the fine and the imprisonment, and to forfeiture of the goods or instruments.

(3) If the contravention in respect of which the person was convicted is continued after the conviction that person shall be guilty of a further offence and shall be liable on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding £100 for each day on which the contravention is so continued.

(4) The court shall determine how goods or instruments declared forfeit should be disposed of.