96Use of fixed penalty receipts: higher tier authoritiesE+W
(1)This section applies in relation to—
(a)amounts paid to an authority, other than a parish or community council, in pursuance of notices under sections 88 and 94A of and paragraph 7 of Schedule 3A to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c. 43);
(b)amounts paid to an authority, other than a parish or community council, in pursuance of notices under section 43(1) of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 (c. 38);
(c)amounts paid to a primary authority, within the meaning of Chapter 1 of Part 6 above, in pursuance of notices under section 59 above.
(2)The amounts to which this section applies which are paid to an authority are in this section called the authority's “fixed penalty receipts”.
(3)An authority may use its fixed penalty receipts only for the purposes of qualifying functions of the authority.
(4)For the purposes of this section the “qualifying functions” of an authority are—
(a)its functions under Part 4 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990;
(b)its functions under section 43 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003;
(c)its functions under Chapter 1 of Part 6 above; and
(d)such other of its functions as may be specified in regulations made by the appropriate person.
(5)Regulations under subsection (4)(d) may (in particular) have the effect that an authority may use its fixed penalty receipts for the purposes of any of its functions.
(6)An authority must supply the appropriate person with such information relating to its fixed penalty receipts as the appropriate person may require.
(7)The appropriate person may by regulations—
(a)make provision for what an authority is to do with its fixed penalty receipts—
(i)pending their being used for the purposes of qualifying functions of the authority;
(ii)if they are not so used before such time after their receipt as may be specified by the regulations;
(b)make provision for accounting arrangements in respect of an authority's fixed penalty receipts.
(8)The provision that may be made under subsection (7)(a)(ii) includes (in particular) provision for the payment of sums to a person (including the appropriate person) other than the authority.
(9)Before making regulations under this section, the appropriate person must consult—
(a)the authorities to which the regulations are to apply;
(b)such other persons as the appropriate person thinks fit.
(10)The powers to make regulations conferred by this section are, for the purposes of subsection (1) of section 100 of the Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26), to be regarded as included among the powers mentioned in subsection (2) of that section.