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 Mr David Jamieson Mr David Jamieson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport 4:10 pm, 5th February 2004

Indeed, so I shall read them out. Regulation 12 says:

''The adjudicator shall not normally make an order awarding costs and expenses, but may, subject to paragraph (2), make such an order—(a) against a party (including an appellant who has withdrawn his appeal or a local authority that has consented to an appeal being allowed) if he is of the opinion that the party has acted frivolously or vexatiously or that his conduct in making, pursuing or resisting an appeal was wholly unreasonable; or (b) against the local authority, where he considers that the disputed decision was wholly unreasonable.''

I hope that that is helpful. There is no automatic award of costs; the adjudicator will decide.