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(1)The Lord Chancellor may make regulations for carrying this Part into effect and the regulations may, in particular, make provision as to—
(a)the scales or rates of payments of any costs payable out of central funds in pursuance of any costs order, the circumstances in which and conditions under which such costs may be allowed and paid and the expenses which may be included in such costs; and
(b)the review, as respects costs payable out of central funds in pursuance of any costs order, of any decision on taxation, or determination of the amount, of the costs;
and any provision made by or under this Part enabling any sum to be paid out of central funds shall have effect subject to any such regulations.
(a)a costs order has been made against a [F3person]; and
(b)the person in whose favour the order was made is a legally assisted person or a person in whose favour a defendant’s costs order or, as the case may be, an order under section 17 of this Act has been made.
(3)Regulations made under subsection (1) above may provide that rates or scales of allowances payable out of central funds under a costs order shall be determined by the Lord Chancellor with the consent of the Treasury.
(4)Regulations made under subsection (2) above may, in particular—
(a)require the person mentioned in paragraph (a) of that subsection to pay sums due under the costs order in accordance with directions given by the Lord Chancellor (either generally or in respect of the particular case); and
(b)enable the Lord Chancellor to enforce those directions in cases to which they apply.
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(6)Any regulations under this Part may contain such incidental [F5, supplemental and transitional] provisions as the Lord Chancellor considers appropriate.
(7)Before making any regulations under section 19(1) [F6, 19A or 19B] of this Act which affect the procedure of any court, the Lord Chancellor shall so far as is reasonably practicable consult any rule committee by whom, or on whose advice, rules of procedure for the court may be made or whose concurrence is required to any such rules.
(8)In this section “costs order ” means—
(a)an order made under or by virtue of this Part for payment to be made—
(i)out of central funds; or
(ii)by [F7any person] ; or
(b)an order made in a criminal case by the House of Lords for the payment of costs by a party to proceedings.
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