Plate Assay (Amendment) Act, 1931

Jurisdiction of the District Court.

3.—(1) The District Court shall have and may exercise jurisdiction in the case of a felony or any other offence under section 16 of the Principal Act as if such felony or other offence were included amongst the cases specifically mentioned in sub-section B of section 77 of the Courts of Justice Act, 1924 (No. 10 of 1924).

(2) Where the District Court, in exercise of the jurisdiction conferred by this section, disposes of a case summarily the punishment which may be inflicted shall, notwithstanding anything contained in the said sub-section B of the said section 77, be imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months or, at the discretion of the Court, a fine not exceeding fifty pounds.

(3) Section 17 of the Principal Act shall not apply to any fine imposed by the District Court in exercise of the jurisdiction conferred by this section.