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District Courts (Scotland) Act 1975

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23District court and justice of peace expenses and destination of fines

(1)All expenses in connection with the district court and justice of the peace business shall be defrayed by the local authority concerned.

(2)Except where otherwise provided, all fines imposed in the district court shall accrue to the local authority concerned.

(3)A local authority shall defray the expenses of any appeal in which the district prosecutor is involved in connection with proceedings brought by him in his capacity as district prosecutor.

(4)A local authority may defray the expenses of any action brought against the district prosecutor in connection with the exercise of his functions, and may relieve him from any liability imposed as a result of such an action.

(5)Having regard to the additional expenditure incurred or likely to be incurred by local authorities in the year 1975-76,

which is attributable to the coming into operation of any provision of this Act, the Secretary of State may redetermine for that year the amount and portion mentioned in section 2(2)(a) and (b) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1966, and by an order, made in the like manner and subject to the like provisions as a rate support grant order, increase the amount fixed by the relevant rate support grant order as the aggregate amount of the rate support grants and any element of the grants for that year.

(6)The provisions of sections 2 and 3 of the said Act of 1966, relating to consultation and to a report of the considerations leading to a determination under the said section 2, shall apply to a redetermination under subsection (5) above as they apply to a determination under that section.

(7)Expressions used in subsections (5) and (6) above have the same meanings as in the said Act of 1966.

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