Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) (Amendment) Act 2004

Amendment of section 6 of 1979 Act.

2.—(1) Section 6 of the 1979 Act (as amended by the 1997 Act) is amended by inserting the following subsections after subsection (1):

“(1A) The person who for the time being is the sole member of a tribunal or is the chairperson of a tribunal consisting of more than one member—

(a) may make an order under subsection (1) in relation to any costs referred to in that subsection that were incurred before his or her appointment as sole member or chairperson and that have not already been determined in accordance with that subsection, and

(b) shall, for that purpose, have regard to any report of the tribunal relating to its proceedings in the period before his or her appointment.

(1B) Paragraph (b) of subsection (1A) shall not be taken to limit the matters to which regard is to be had under subsection (1).”.

(2) The amendment effected by subsection (1) of this section applies to—

(a) tribunals appointed, and

(b) costs incurred,

before or after the passing of this Act.