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—