281 Alteration of penalties for other summary offences

281  Alteration of penalties for other summary offences

(1)     Subsection (2) applies to any summary offence which—

(a)     is an offence under a relevant enactment,

(b)     is punishable with a maximum term of imprisonment of five months or less, and

(c)     is not listed in Schedule 25 or Schedule 26.

(2)     The Secretary of State may by order amend any relevant enactment so as to—

(a)     provide that any summary offence to which this subsection applies is no longer punishable with imprisonment, or

(b)     increase to 51 weeks the maximum term of imprisonment to which a person is liable on conviction of the

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