Clause 76 - Representations and appeals

Part of Traffic Management Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:10 pm on 5th February 2004.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 4:10 pm, 5th February 2004

The Minister said in response to a question about the cost of appeals that normally there were no costs. Subsection (5) states:

''The regulations may include provision authorising an adjudicator to make an order for the payment of costs and expenses by a party to an appeal in such circumstances as may be specified.''

Obviously, that is something that the Committee has no control over because it will be subject to regulations. But this is an opportunity to ask the Minister what he has in mind in relation to regulations, including such provisions.