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Parliamentary Costs Act 2006

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17Consequential and transitional provisions

(1)In section 6 of the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936 (c. 52) (sittings of Commissioners on provisional orders), in subsection (6), for the words from the beginning to the first “shall” substitute “Sections 9 to 12 of the Parliamentary Costs Act 2006 shall,”.

(2)In section 9 of that Act (procedure on bills to confirm provisional orders), in subsection (3), for “the Parliamentary Costs Act, 1865” substitute “sections 9 to 12 of the Parliamentary Costs Act 2006”.

(3)In section 7 of the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945 (c. 18) (costs), in subsection (1), for the words from “under the Parliamentary Costs Act 1865” to “the first mentioned Act” substitute “under sections 9 to 12 of the Parliamentary Costs Act 2006 (as a result of section 15(4) and (5) of that Act); and sections 9 to 12 of that Act”.

(4)In subsection (2) of that section—

(a)for the words from the beginning to “1849”, substitute “Sections 2 to 8, 13 and 14 of that Act”, and

(b)for the words from “and section two” to the end substitute “and, for that purpose, the reference to the Secretary of State in section 5(3) of that Act (which refers to the procedure under which the Secretary of State requests an assessment of costs) is to be read as including a reference to the Minister.”.

(5)The amendments made by this section have the same extent as the enactments to which they relate.

(6)Schedule 1 contains repeals and revocations.

(7)Schedule 2 contains transitional provisions.

18Interpretation

In this Act—

  • “costs” includes fees, disbursements and expenses,

  • “promoter” means, in the case of a private Bill not promoted by a company—

    (a)

    any person named in the Bill as a promoter of it, and

    (b)

    any company which would, if the provisions of the Bill were in force, be incorporated as a result,

  • “provisional order” means an order or scheme made under, and requiring confirmation by, Act of Parliament,

  • “provisional order Bill” means a Bill to confirm a provisional order,

  • “representative” includes a parliamentary agent and a solicitor,

  • “responsible officer” has the meaning given by section 1,

  • “solicitor” includes a body recognised under section 9 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 (c. 61) (incorporated practices) and a reference to a solicitor’s partner includes a director of such a body, and

  • “successor”, in relation to a representative, means his executor, administrator or assignee.

19Commencement, extent and short title

(1)This Act comes into force on 1st April 2007.

(2)Subject to section 17(5), this Act extends to Northern Ireland.

(3)This Act may be cited as the Parliamentary Costs Act 2006.

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