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The Genetically Modified Organisms (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Fees and charges

10.—(1) The Department may, with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel, make and revise a scheme prescribing—

(a)fees payable in respect of applications for consents; and

(b)charges payable by persons holding consents in respect of the subsistence of their consents;

and it shall be a condition of any such consent that any applicable prescribed charge is paid in accordance with that scheme.

(2) A scheme under this Article may, in particular—

(a)provide for the times at which and the manner in which payments are to be made; and

(b)make such incidental, supplementary and transitional provision as appears to the Department to be appropriate.

(3) The Department shall so frame a scheme under this Article as to secure, so far as practicable, that the amounts payable under it will be sufficient, taking one financial year with another, to cover the expenditure of the Department in discharging its functions under this Order in relation to consents.

(4) The Department shall, on making or revising a scheme under this Article, lay a copy of the scheme or of the scheme as revised before the Assembly.

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