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Courts Act 2003

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39Limits to requirements about application of receipts

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(1)Section 38(1) is subject to section 139 of the 1980 Act (sums paid on summary conviction applied for payment of compensation and costs).

(2)Paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 38(1) do not apply to sums which, by or under any enactment, are directed to be paid to—

(a)the Commissioners of Customs and Excise, or

(b)officers of, or persons appointed by, the Commissioners.

(3)Those paragraphs also do not apply to sums which, by or under any enactment, are directed—

(a)to be paid to or for the benefit of—

(i)the party aggrieved or injured or a person described in similar terms, or

(ii)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,

(b)to be applied in making good any default or repairing any damage or reimbursing any expenses (other than those of the prosecution), or

(c)to be paid to any person, if the enactment refers in terms to awarding or reimbursing a loss or to damages, compensation or satisfaction for loss, damage, injury or wrong.

(4)Paragraph (c) of section 38(1) does not apply to—

(a)sums to which a person other than the Lord Chancellor is by law entitled and which are paid to that person, or

(b)sums received by a designated officer on account of his salary or expenses as such.

(5)Any sum paid to the Lord Chancellor by virtue of paragraph (c) of section 38(1) is to be paid to him subject to being repaid to any person establishing his title to it.

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