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(1)Subject to paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 139 of the M1Magistrates Courts Act 1980 (which relates to the disposal of sums adjudged to be paid by a summary conviction) and to the following provisions of this section, there shall be paid to the Lord Chancellor—
(a)all fines imposed by a magistrates’ court and all sums which become payable by virtue of an order of such a court and are by any enactment made applicable as fines so imposed or any class or description of such fines; and
(b)all other sums received by a [F2justices’ chief executive] by reason of his office except—
(i)sums to which a person other than the Lord Chancellor is by law entitled and which are paid to that person; F3 . . .
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(2)The sums payable to the Lord Chancellor by virtue of subsection (1)(a) above do not include—
(a)any sums which by or in pursuance of any provision in the enactments relating to those sums are directed to be paid to the Commissioners of Customs and Excise or to any officer of theirs or person appointed by them;
(b)any sums which by or in pursuance of any such provision are directed to be paid—
(i)to or for the benefit of the party aggrieved, party injured or a person described in similar terms; or
(ii)to or for the benefit of the family or relatives of a person described in any such terms or of a person dying in consequence of an act or event which constituted or was the occasion of an offence;
(c)any sums which by or in pursuance of any such provision are directed to be applied in making good any default or repairing any damage or paying or reimbursing any expenses (other than those of the prosecution); or
(d)any sums which are directed to be paid to any person by or in pursuance of any such provision referring in terms to awarding or reimbursing a loss, or to damages, compensation or satisfaction for loss, damage, injury or wrong.
(3)Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) above does not apply to sums received by a [F4justices’ chief executive] on account of his salary or expenses as such; and any sum paid to the Lord Chancellor by virtue of that paragraph shall be paid to him subject to its being repaid to any person establishing his title to it.
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(5)For the purposes of this section anything done by the Crown Court on appeal from a magistrates’ court shall be treated as done by the magistrates’ court.
(6)In this section “fine” includes—
(a)any pecuniary penalty, pecuniary forfeiture or pecuniary compensation payable under a conviction; and
(b)any non-pecuniary forfeiture on conviction by, or under any order of, a magistrates’ court so far as the forfeiture is converted into or consists of money.
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