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(1)Ministers may charge such fee as may be prescribed—
(a)in respect of applications to join, or to be removed from, the Scheme,
(b)in respect of disclosure requests, and
(c)otherwise in respect of the performance of their functions under this Part.
(2)Regulations may, in particular, provide for—
(a)different fees in different circumstances,
(b)annual or other recurring fees in respect of participation in the Scheme,
(c)reduction, waiver or refund of fees in prescribed circumstances.
(3)Before prescribing fees under this section, Ministers must have regard to—
(a)the circumstances in which those fees are payable, and
(b)the desirability of maintaining an appropriate balance among—
(i)the quality of the performance of their vetting, barring and disclosure functions,
(ii)the cost of that performance, and
(iii)the fees paid to them in respect of that performance.
(4)Where regulations provide for a fee to be charged in respect of—
(a)an application to join, or to be removed from, the Scheme, or
(b)a disclosure request,
Ministers need not consider the application or request unless the fee is paid.
(1)It is for Ministers to determine the form and manner in which—
(a)applications to join, or to be removed from, the Scheme,
(b)requests to correct a scheme record, and
(c)disclosure requests (including disclosure declarations made in relation to them),
must be made.
(2)Ministers may, in particular, determine that any such application, request or declaration may be made in electronic form.
(3)Ministers need not consider any such application, request or declaration unless it is made in the form and manner determined by them (or in a form and manner as close to that as circumstances permit).
(1)Ministers may, by regulations, make such further provision about the administration of the Scheme as they think fit.
(2)Regulations may, in particular—
(a)prescribe further procedure relating to applications to join, or to be removed from, the Scheme,
(b)prescribe circumstances in which scheme members are to be removed from the Scheme,
(c)prescribe circumstances in which disclosure condition A (see section 55) is to be treated as being satisfied when a person other than a scheme member makes a disclosure request in respect of that member,
(d)prescribe further procedure relating to making disclosure requests and to disclosing information in pursuance of such requests.
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