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Control of Pollution Act 1974

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89Expenses and receipts of Secretary of State etc.

(1)There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament—

(a)any expenses incurred by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this Act; and

(b)any increase attributable to the provisions of this Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of money so provided.

(2)Any sums received by the Secretary of State by virtue of this Act shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

90Establishment charges and interest in respect of certain expenses of authorities

(1)Where a sum is payable to a water authority by any person by virtue of this Act in respect of the expenses incurred by the authority, the authority shall be entitled to recover from that person such a further sum in respect of its establishment charges as appears to the authority to be reasonable.

(2)Where such a sum or further sum as is mentioned in the preceding subsection is payable to a water authority by any person or a sum is payable to any other relevant authority by any person by virtue of this Act in respect of the expenses incurred by the authority or by virtue of section 36 of the Local Government Act 1974 in respect of establishment charges related to such expenses or by virtue of section 193 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947 in respect of general expenses: related to such expenses, then—

(a)the authority and that person may agree that the sum or further sum shall be paid in instalments; and

(b)the authority shall be entitled to receive from that person interest on the sum or further sum, or on such portion of it as is for the time being unpaid, at the rate fixed by subsection (2) of section 171 of the Local Government Act 1972 or, in Scotland, subsection (2) of section 121 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (which fix a rate of one quarter per cent, above the rate determined by the Treasury in relation to the loans mentioned in that subsection).

(3)In the application of this section to Scotland, for the references to a water authority there shall be substituted references to a river purification board established under section 135 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

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