Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011

Amendment of section 65 of Courts of Justice Act 1936.

66.— Section 65 (as amended by section 9 of the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 ) of the Courts of Justice Act 1936 is amended by the insertion of the following subsections after subsection (1):

“(1A) In prescribing fees under paragraph (a) of subsection (1) the Minister may—

(a) prescribe different fees in respect of different offices referred to in that paragraph and in respect of different services provided by those offices, and

(b) have regard to all or any of the expenditure referred to in subsection (1B) so that so much of that expenditure as the Minister considers reasonable is recovered from those fees.

(1B) The expenditure referred to in subsection (1A)(b) is the expenditure incurred or, as the case may be, reasonably anticipated to be incurred, by the offices referred to in subsection (1)(a) or the Courts Service in the:

(a) establishment, maintenance and operation of those offices or courts;

(b) transaction by those offices, or the courts to which they relate, of the business they are required to transact;

(c) provision of services and facilities to users of those offices or courts.”.