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(1)A person who claims to have incurred financial loss in consequence of a closure notice or closure order may apply for compensation.

(2)The application must be made—

(a)to the appropriate appeal court, if the closure order was made or extended by an order of that court on an appeal under section 136K;

(b)in any other case, to the magistrates' court which considered the application for a closure order.

(3)In a case where a closure notice is issued but a closure order is not made, the application must not be entertained unless it is made before the end of the period of three months beginning with—

(a)the day the magistrates' court decides not to make a closure order, or

(b)if there is an appeal against that decision, the day the appropriate appeal court dismisses that appeal.

(4)In a case where a closure order is made, the application must not be entertained unless it is made before the end of the period of three months beginning with the day the closure order ceases to have effect.

(5)The court which hears the application may order the payment of compensation out of central funds if it is satisfied—

(a)that the person was not associated with the use of the premises for the activities in relation to which the first condition in section 136B [F2or 136BA] was met,

(b)if the person is the owner or occupier of the premises, that the person took reasonable steps to prevent that use,

(c)that the person has incurred financial loss as mentioned in subsection (1), and

(d)having regard to all the circumstances it is appropriate to order payment of compensation in respect of that loss.

(6)In this section—

(a)appropriate appeal court” has the same meaning as in section 136K;

(b)central funds” has the same meaning as in enactments providing for the payment of costs.

(7)In the application of this section to Northern Ireland—

(a)the reference in subsection (5) to “central funds” is to be read as a reference to monies provided by Parliament, and

(b)subsection (6)(b) is omitted.]

Textual Amendments

F1Pt. 2A inserted (E.W.N.I.) (1.4.2010 for E.W. and otherwise prosp.) by Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26), ss. 21(1), 116(1), Sch. 2 para. 1 (with s. 21(2)); S.I. 2010/507, art. 5(t) (subject to art. 6)

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