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The Food (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Disputes as to compensation under Part II

60.—(1) Where by Part II, except Article 24, provision is made for the payment of compensation to any person, any dispute arising as to the fact of damage or loss, or as to the amount of compensation, shall, subject to paragraph (2), be determined by a single arbitrator appointed by agreement between the parties, or, in default of agreement, by the head of the Department; and the provisions of the Arbitration Act (Northern Ireland) 1937(1) shall apply accordingly.

(2) If the compensation claimed does not exceed—

(a)£50, all questions as to the fact of damage or loss, liability to pay compensation and the amount of compensation may on the application of either party be determined by, and any compensation may be recovered before, a court of summary jurisdiction;

(b)£300, all questions referred to in sub-paragraph (a) may on the application of either party be determined by, and any compensation may be recovered before, a county court.

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