Sentence – Fine. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in dismissing the defendant local authority's appeal against sentence, held that a total fine of £500,000 for two counts of failing to discharge a duty imposed by reg 4 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, SI 1998/2306, contrary to s 33(1)(c) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, had not been manifestly excessive in all the circumstances.