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District Courts (Scotland) Act 1975

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22Amendment of sections 28 and 29 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1959

For sections 28 and 29 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1959 (clerk to licensing courts and courts of appeal and fees payable), there shall be substituted the following sections— Clerk to licensing courts and courts of appeal.

28(1)The council of every islands area or district shall appoint and employ, whether on a full-time or part-time basis—

(a)an officer to be the clerk of every licensing court and court of appeal having jurisdiction within their area, and

(b)such other persons as may be necessary to assist that officer or to act on his behalf as clerk or assistant clerk of those courts.

(2)Where under an agreement an officer of a regional council is placed at the disposal of a district council for the purposes of this section, that officer may perform the duties of clerk or assistant clerk of the aforementioned courts. Fees payable

29(1)The Secretary of State may prescribe the fees payable by any applicant to a licensing court or court of appeal.

(2)The fees mentioned in subsection (1) above shall not include fees payable under the provisions of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Acts 1963 to 1971 or of the Gaming Act 1968.

(3)Fees prescribed by the Secretary of State under subsection (1) above shall, on being paid by any applicant to the court, be paid over by the clerk of that court to the council which defrays the expenses of that court under section 21 of this Act.

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