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Film Levy Finance Act 1981

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6Payments by Agency to makers of British films

(1)The Secretary of State shall provide by regulations for the making by the Agency of such payments to, or for the benefit of, makers of British films as may be determined by or under the regulations.

(2)Regulations under this section—

(a)shall define the classes of British films in respect of which payments may be made ;

(b)shall specify the rate of the payments or the method by which they are to be calculated, and may provide for different rates of payment or different methods of calculation in relation to different classes of films ;

(c)shall contain provisions requiring the making of claims for payment and the furnishing of information required for the determination of such claims or of any question arising in connection therewith ;

(d)shall prescribe the persons to whom the payments are to be made by the Agency, and may contain provisions requiring persons receiving the payments to hold them for specified persons or deal with them in a specified manner;

(e)shall provide for the making of provisional payments and the recovery of over-payments ; and

(f)may make such incidental or consequential provision as may appear to the Secretary of State to be necessary or expedient for the purposes of the regulations.

(3)When the Secretary of State proposes to make regulations under this section, he shall, before making the regulations, consult the Cinematograph Films Council.

(4)Regulations under this section shall be made by statutory instrument; but no such regulations shall be made unless a draft of the regulations has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

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