[391F Financial penalty]
[391F Financial penalty]

[(1)     This section applies if the Secretary of State is satisfied—

(a)     that a recognised professional body has failed to comply with a requirement to which this section applies, and

(b)     that, in all the circumstances of the case, it is appropriate to impose a financial penalty on the body.

(2)     This section applies to a requirement imposed on the recognised professional body—

(a)     by a direction given under section 391D, or

(b)     by a provision of this Act or of subordinate legislation under this Act.

(3)     The Secretary of State may impose a financial penalty, in respect of the failure, of such amount as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

(4)     In deciding what amount is appropriate, the Secretary of State—