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The Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999


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Charges for recreational and navigational use of waterways

50.—(1) The Department may make charges—

(a)for the use of any facilities provided or maintained by it under any relevant statutory provision;

(b)without prejudice to the generality of sub-paragraph (a), for the passage through any lock constructed or maintained by the Department under any relevant statutory provision;

(c)in respect of the registration or licensing of any vessel in accordance with an order under Article 49.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1), the Department may—

(a)provide for exemption from payment of charges imposed under this Article in such cases as the Department may determine;

(b)provide for the payment of concessionary charges in such cases as the Department may determine.

(3) The Department shall, in such manner as it considers appropriate, publish a scale of charges payable under this Article.

(4) Where, by virtue of this Article any person is required to pay any sum of money to the Department—

(a)the Department may certify in writing the amount of that sum; and

(b)the amount so certified shall be recoverable by the Department summarily as a debt due to it.

(5) A certificate under paragraph (4) shall be prima facie evidence of the amount stated therein.

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