Immigration Act 1987

  • repealed
  • Immigration Act 1987: repealed, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).
145 Procedural provisions relating to offences
  • (1) An offence against section 39A(1), section 142(1)(c), section 142(1)(d), section 142(1)(e), section 142(1)(ea), section 142(1)(eb), section 142(1)(ec), or section 142(2) is punishable on indictment.

    (2) Except as provided in subsection (1), every offence against this Act or any regulations made under it is punishable on summary conviction.

    (3) A prosecution for an offence against this Act or any regulations made under it cannot be commenced except on the information of an immigration officer, a member of the police, or some other person authorised for that purpose by the Minister.

    (4) An information for an offence against this Act may be laid at any time within 2 years after the time when the matter of the information arose.

    (5) Subsection (4)—

    • (a) overrides section 14 of the Summary Proceedings Act 1957; but

    • (b) does not limit or affect subsection (1).

    Section 145: substituted, on 18 June 2002, by section 17(1) of the Immigration Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 22).