I indicated so because, as per one of your earlier post I inferred that you were suggesting that "if you pay by post (admission of guilt out of court or out of court disposal), it is an admission of guilt, hence a conviction, and therefore you fall foul to the rule in question.D4109125 wrote: you indicated that the non-custodial conviction must be recorded on a person's criminal records.
But according to the rule, when dealing with out of court disposal there must be a criminal record?
Anyways, in context of the subject of the topic and as quoted in the many examples above, it can be up to the police to issue a FPN or have the offence summonsed. From your point of view, any such summons is a conviction. From my knowledge and experience, it isn't. And if someone thinks it is, as you suggest, then it is a simple case of discrimination against the police .. that I strongly suggest one must pursue.