Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act, 1993

Fees in respect of audits, inspections and examinations by Comptroller and Auditor General.

12.—(1) The Comptroller and Auditor General may, with the consent of the Minister, require a Department or person or the owner of a fund to pay to the Comptroller and Auditor General a fee of an amount calculated on such basis as he may determine after consultation with the Minister, in respect of an audit, an inspection under section 8 , or an examination under section 9 , in relation to the Department, person or fund carried out by him pursuant to this Act or any other enactment or any provision under any other enactment.

(2) A fee due under this section may be recovered by the Comptroller and Auditor General as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(3) A fee paid under this section shall be paid into or disposed of for the benefit of the Exchequer in accordance with the directions of the Minister.

(4) The Public Offices Fees Act, 1879, shall not apply in relation to a fee paid under this section.