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19(1)Provision may be made by rules of court—U.K.

(a)with respect to applications or appeals under paragraph 17 or 18 to any court,

(b)for the giving of notice of such applications or appeals to persons affected,

(c)for the joinder, or in Scotland sisting, of such persons as parties, or

(d)otherwise in respect of the procedure under those paragraphs before any court.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) is without prejudice to the generality of any other power to make rules of court.

(3)Any amount forfeited in compliance with an order under paragraph 17 or 18 must be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

(4)Sub-paragraph (3) does not apply—

(a)where the forfeiture was ordered under paragraph 17 by a magistrates' court or a court of summary jurisdiction in Northern Ireland, before the end of the period of 30 days beginning with the day on which the order is made;

(b)where the forfeiture was ordered by the sheriff under paragraph 17, before the end of any period within which, in accordance with rules of court, any appeal under paragraph 18(6) must be made;

(c)where an appeal is made under paragraph 18, before the appeal is determined or otherwise disposed of.

(5)Where the accredited campaigner is an unincorporated body—

(a)proceedings under paragraph 17 or 18 are to be brought against or by the body in its own name (and not in that of any of its members),

(b)for the purposes of any such proceedings, any rules of court relating to the service of documents apply as if the body were a body corporate, and

(c)any amount forfeited in accordance with an order under paragraph 17 or 18 is to be paid out of the funds of the body.

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I1Sch. 4 para. 19 in force at 4.3.2016 by S.I. 2016/290, reg. 2

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