Fuels (Control of Supplies) Act, 1971

Penalty for continued non-compliance with certain provisions.

5.—(1) Where—

(a) a person fails or refuses or wilfully neglects to comply with a provision in an order made by the Minister under this Act or in a direction requiring the person to perform a specified act within a specified period or before a specified date, and

(b) the specified act remains, after the expiry of a specified period or after the specified date, unperformed by the person,

the person shall be guilty of an offence on each day on which the specified act remains unperformed and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £20 for each such offence or, at the discretion of the Court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

(2) An offence under this section shall be a continuing offence and accordingly fresh proceedings in respect thereof may be taken from time to time.

(3) Subsections (4) and (7) of section 4 of this Act shall apply in relation to an offence under this section in like manner as they apply to an offence under the said section 4.