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Parliamentary Costs Act 2006

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13Functions of taxing officers

(1)A taxing officer required to assess costs under this Act may—

(a)take evidence on oath from a party to, or a witness connected with, the proceedings on the assessment;

(b)require a party to those proceedings to produce documents in his possession which relate to the assessment.

(2)A taxing officer required to assess costs under section 4 or 5 must—

(a)hold a hearing for the purpose of carrying out the assessment, and

(b)give the parties to the proceedings on the assessment reasonable notice of the hearing.

(3)If a party neglects to attend the hearing, it may be held in his absence.

(4)If costs have been assessed under this Act, the taxing officer may, having worked out how much of the amount assessed has already been paid, report—

(a)the amount already paid, and

(b)any amount still owing.

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