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Clause 6—(Uniform Scale Of Court Fees As Respects All Courts Of Summary Jurisdiction)

Volume 65: debated on Monday 20 July 1914

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(1) The table of Court fees set out in the First Schedule to this Act shall have effect in all Courts of Summary Jurisdiction, and shall be substituted for any table of fees in force at the commencement of this Act in any Court of Summary Jurisdiction, and references in any enactment to any table of fees for which the said table is so substituted shall be construed as references to the said table.

(2) Notwithstanding any provisions in any other general or local Act enabling fees to be charged by clerks to justices the fees set out in that Schedule, and the fees authorised to be charged by the Licensing (Consolidation) Act, 1910, and no other fees, may be charged by clerks to justices:

Provided that nothing in this Section shall affect the fees chargeable in Metropolitan Police Courts or the Police Courts of the City of London, or in respect of assessment appeals under the Valuation (Metropolis) Act, 1869, or in respect of formal investigations of shipping casualties.

(3) The Secretary of State may, in the event of new or additional duties being imposed on Courts of Summary Jurisdiction or clerks to justices, by order make such variations in the said table of fees as may seem to him to be proper, and upon such order coming into operation the table shall have effect subject to the variations made by the order:

Provided that before any such order is made a draft of the proposed order shall be laid before each House of Parliament for a period of not less than thirty days during which the House is sitting, and if either of those Houses before the expiration of those thirty days presents an Address to His Majesty against the draft Order or any part thereof no further proceedings shall be taken thereon, without prejudice to the making of a new draft Order.

Amendments made: In Sub-section (1) after the word "in" ["the Table of Court Fees set out in the First Schedule"], insert the words "Part I. of."

In Sub-section (2) after the word "in" ["fees set out in that Schedule"], insert the words "Part I. of."

Leave out the words "Schedule, and the fees authorised to be charged by the Licensing (Consolidating) Act, 1910, and no other fees."

Leave out he words "assessment appeals under the Valuation (Metropolis) Act, 1869, or in respect of formal investigation of shipping casualties."—[ Mr. McKenna.]

Probation.