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The Fees for Inquiries (Variation) Order 1968

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1968 No. 656


The Fees for Inquiries (Variation) Order 1968


23rd April 1968

Laid before Parliament

29th April 1968

Coming into Operation

1st May 1968

The Treasury, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 5 of, and paragraph 6 of Schedule 3 to, the Public Expenditure and Receipts Act 1968, and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:—

1.  The enactments specified in column 1 of the Schedule to this Order (which specify the maximum amount of payments in respect of the services of officers of government departments engaged in certain inquiries) shall be amended by substituting for the sums specified in column 2 of that Schedule the sums specified in column 3 thereof.

2.  The Interpretation Act 1889 shall apply for the interpretation of this Order as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

3.  This Order may be cited as the Fees for Inquiries (Variation) Order 1968, and shall come into operation on 1st May 1968.

J. Harper

H. Gourlay

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury

23rd April 1968


Enactments specifying maximum paymentsOld maximum payment per dayNew maximum payment per day
The Fees (Increase) Act 1923 (c.4) section 9.£5 5 0£30
The Local Government Act 1933 (c.51) section 290(4).£5 5 0£30
The Road and Rail Traffic Act 1933 (c.53) section 47(2).£5 5 0£30
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947 (c.43) section 355(8).£5 5 0£30
The Road Traffic Act 1960 (c.16) section 249(1)(d).£5 5 0£30
The Transport Act 1962 (c.46) section 90(2).£5 5 0£30


The enactments set out in the Schedule to this Order specify the maximum amount of fees payable per day for the services of officers of government departments engaged in certain inquiries. With a view to securing from the fees a net return corresponding more nearly with the costs incurred, the Order amends the enactments by increasing the maximum amount of the fees.

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