283 Enabling powers: power to alter maximum penalties
283 Enabling powers: power to alter maximum penalties

(1)     The Secretary of State may by order, in accordance with subsection (2) or (3), amend any relevant enactment which confers a power (however framed or worded) by subordinate legislation to make a person—

(a)     as regards a summary offence, liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment;

(b)     as regards an offence triable either way, liable on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment.

(2)     An order made by virtue of paragraph (a) of subsection (1) may amend the relevant enactment in question so as to—

(a)     restrict the power so that a person may no longer be made

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