Small Penalties Act

A note in the front inside  cover of the Amersham Magistrates Evidence Book in 1872.

  • Small Penalties Act - Penalties and Costs.
  • Not exceeding 10/- imprisonment not to exceed 7 days
  • Exceeding 10/- not exceeding £1 imprisonment not to exceed 14 days Exceeding £1 not exceeding £2 imprisonment not to exceed 1 month
  • Exceeding £2 not exceeding £5 imprisonment not to exceed 2 months
  • Exceeding £5 imprisonment not to exceed 3 months

After some years the values were changed

  • Small Penalties Act - Penalties and Costs.
  • Not exceeding 10/- imprisonment not to exceed 7 days
  • Exceeding 10/- not exceeding £1 imprisonment not to exceed 14 days
  • Exceeding £1 not exceeding £5 imprisonment not to exceed 1 month
  • Exceeding £5 not exceeding £20 imprisonment not to exceed 2 months
  • Exceeding £20 imprisonment not to exceed 3 months


At a later date this was crossed out.