Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Fees for services, etc.

47.—(1) Subject to the approval of the Minister and the Minister for Finance, the Authority may—

(a) determine the amount of such fees as it considers appropriate in consideration of—

(i) the performance by the Authority of its functions,

(ii) the provision by it of services (other than a service consisting of the provision of advice to the Minister or another Minister of the Government), and

(iii) the carrying on by it of activities,

(b) provide for the payment of different fees or for the exemption from the payment of fees or for the waiver, remission or refund (in whole or in part) of fees in different circumstances or classes of circumstances or for different cases or classes of cases,

(c) sell, for such prices as it considers appropriate, anything produced, published, approved or developed by, or in co-operation with, the Authority, and

(d) enter into contracts upon such terms and conditions as it considers appropriate (including terms and conditions relating to payments to the Authority) for the further development and commercial exploitation of anything produced, published or developed by the Authority,

and shall record receipts from such fees, sales or payments as income.

(2) The Authority shall make available on request, free of charge, details of fees determined under this section.

(3) Fees, prices and payments referred to in subsection (1) in respect of functions performed, services provided, activities carried on or things sold, shall not, save with the prior approval of the Minister, be less than the cost of the performance of the function, the provision of the service, the carrying on of the activity or the production, publication or development of the thing, as the case may be.

(4) The Authority may recover any amount due and owing to it under subsection (1) from the person by whom it is payable as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(5) The Public Offices Fees Act 1879 does not apply to fees charged in accordance with this section.