Whale Fisheries Act, 1937

Fees on grant and renewals of licences.

11.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, there shall be paid to the Minister on every application for the grant or renewal of a licence under this Act a fee of such amount as the Minister may fix, and the payment of such fee shall be a condition precedent to the consideration of such application.

(2) Different fees may be fixed by the Minister in respect of grants and renewals of different classes of licences and different such fees may be fixed in respect of different kinds of factories, and in respect of ships used in connection with such factories.

(3) The fees fixed under this section shall not exceed—

(a) in the case of a whaling licence, one hundred and fifty pounds in respect of each ship licensed under such licence, or

(b) in the case of a factory ship licence or a shore factory licence, two hundred and fifty pounds.

(4) All fees taken under this section shall be collected in money and taken in such manner as the Minister for Finance may from time to time direct, and shall be paid into or disposed of for the benefit of the Exchequer in accordance with the directions of the said Minister.

(5) The Public Offices Fees Act, 1879, shall not apply in respect of any fees payable under this section.