Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act, 1937

Payment of fee on appeal.

20.—(1) Every body which appeals to the appeal committee or to an annual revision appeal committee shall pay to the Clerk of Dáil Eireann a fee of twenty pounds, and the payment of such fee before the expiration of the time limited by this Act for sending or delivering such appeal to the Clerk of Dáil Eireann shall be a condition precedent to the entertainment of such appeal by the appeal committee or the annual revision appeal committee, as the case may be.

(2) Every fee paid to the Clerk of Dáil Eireann in pursuance of this section shall be retained by him until the appeal in respect of which such fee was paid has been decided by the appeal committee or annual revision appeal·committee (as the case may be) and—

(a) if such committee reverses the decision of the Seanad returning officer which is the subject of such appeal or if, in the case of an appeal to the appeal committee, such committee fails to decide the appeal within the time limited in that behalf by this Act, the Clerk of Dáil Eireann shall forthwith repay such fee to the appellant by whom it was paid to him, and

(b) in every other case, the Clerk of Dáil Eireann shall pay such fee into, or dispose of it for the benefit of, the Exchequer in such manner as the Minister for Finance shall direct.

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