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Public Offices Fees Act 1879

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3 Regulations by Treasury.U.K.

The Treasury may from time to time make, and when made revoke, alter, and add to, regulations for all or any of the following purposes respecting fees in any public office; that is to say,

(1)Regulating the manner in which the fees, taken in money, are to be taken, accounted for, and paid over:

(2)Determining the use of impressed or adhesive stamps, and the mode of cancellation of adhesive stamps:

(3)Regulating the use of stamps and prescribing the application thereof to documents from time to time in use, and requiring documents to be used for the purpose of such stamps.

The regulations for the time being in force under this section shall apply to the office named in such regulations, . . . F1

Any document which ought to bear a stamp in pursuance of any regulations in force under this section shall not be received, filed, used, or admitted in evidence unless or until it is properly stamped within the time prescribed by the regulations, but if any such document is, through mistake or inadvertence, received, filed, or used without being properly stamped, the same may be stamped under the direction of such court or person, and under such conditions as may be prescribed by the regulations.

Any regulations under this Act, so far as they relate to the office of any court of law, shall be made with the consent of the Lord Chancellor.

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P1S. 3; s. 3 (with s. 2) (E.W.) power exercised by S.I.1991/1948

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