Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011

15.

Amendment of section 51 of Act of 2004.

15.— Section 51 of the Act of 2004 is amended—

( a) in subsection (2), by the substitution of the following for paragraph ( g):

“( g) the fees to be charged by the Authority in respect of applications for licences and other services provided by the Authority.”,

and

( b) by the insertion, after subsection (2), of the following subsections:

“(2A) In making regulations pursuant to subsection (2)( g) the Authority may—

( a) prescribe different fees in respect of different circumstances or classes of circumstances, or in relation to different classes of licences and in relation to different classes of cases,

( b) provide for the waiving, remitting or refunding of fees (in whole or in part) in different circumstances or classes of circumstances or in relation to different classes of licences and in relation to different classes of cases,

( c) provide for exemption from payment of fees in circumstances specified in the regulations.

(2B) In making regulations pursuant to subsection (2)( g) the Authority may have regard to—

( a) the expenses incurred by the Authority, or

( b) the expenses which it is anticipated will be incurred by the Authority,

in performing its functions under this Act, so that so much of those expenses as the Authority considers appropriate are recovered from fees to be charged pursuant to such regulations.”.