Energy Act 2016

Prosecution of offences

10. Section 6 of the Act of 1999 is amended—

(a) in subsection (2) by substituting “2 years” for “12 months”, and

(b) by inserting the following subsections after subsection (3):

“(4) Where a person is convicted of an offence in proceedings brought by the Commission the court shall, unless it is satisfied that there are special and substantial reasons for not so doing, order the person to pay to the Commission the costs and expenses, measured by the court, incurred by the Commission in relation to the investigation, detection and prosecution of the offence.

(5) Where a court imposes a fine or affirms or varies a fine imposed by another court for an offence in proceedings brought by the Commission, it shall, on the application of the Commission (made before the time of such imposition, affirmation or variation), provide by order for the payment of the amount of the fine to the Commission.”.