Witnesses' Allowances Act 1947


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Witnesses' Allowances Act 1947

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WITNESSES’ ALLOWANCES ACT 1947

Witnesses' Allowances Act 1947 Index


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Index Section Page

1 Witnesses’ allowances .................................................................................................... 5
2 Payment of witnesses’ allowances at inquests ........................................................... 5
3 Interpretation ................................................................................................................... 6
4 [Repealed] ........................................................................................................................ 6
5 Short title and commencement of Act.......................................................................... 6
ENDNOTES 7

TABLE OF LEGISLATION HISTORY 7
TABLE OF RENUMBERED PROVISIONS 7
TABLE OF ENDNOTE REFERENCES 7

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WITNESSES’ ALLOWANCES ACT 1947

Received Royal Assent: 21 May 1947
Passed: 17 June 1947
Commenced: 8 July 1947
AN ACT
to amend the law relating to the fees payable to constables in civil
actions and allowances to witnesses. 1

1 Witnesses’ allowances

(1) The Treasury may by order prescribe the allowances payable to persons
properly attending before —
(a) the High Court,
(b) a Court of General Gaol Delivery,
(c) a court of summary jurisdiction,
(d) a coroner of inquests, or
(e) any other person having authority to take the examination of
witnesses,
for the expense, trouble or loss of time properly incurred, or incidental to
the attendance and giving of evidence.
(2) The Treasury may by order prescribe the allowances which may be
authorised by a coroner of inquests to medical practitioners making post-
mortem examinations at his direction or request, whether or not required
to attend to give evidence at an inquest.
(3) Any power to make an order under this section includes power to vary
or revoke any such order.
(4) An order under this section shall not have effect unless it is approved by
Tynwald.2

2 Payment of witnesses’ allowances at inquests

Any allowances payable to a person properly attending to give evidence before
a coroner of inquests shall be paid by the coroner of inquests from allowances
made by the Treasury out of moneys provided by Tynwald.3

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3 Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions
have the meanings hereby assigned to them, that is to say: —
“High Court
” means His Majesty’s High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man.
“Treasurer
” [Repealed]4

“Court of Summary Jurisdiction
” means a high bailiff or two justices of the
peace and in the case of offences triable under any enactment, before one
justice only, then such justice.
4 [Repealed]
5

5 Short title and commencement of Act

This Act may be cited as the Witnesses’ Allowances Act, 1947, and shall come
into operation when the Royal Assent thereto has been by the Governor
announced to Tynwald and a certificate thereof has been signed by the
Governor and the Speaker of the House of Keys, and shall take effect as on and
from such date as the Governor may by order appoint.6

Witnesses' Allowances Act 1947 Endnotes


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ENDNOTES

Table of Legislation History

Legislation Year and No Commencement






Table of Renumbered Provisions

Original Current






Table of Endnote References

1
Previously the Constables’ Fees and Witnesses’ Allowances Act 1947. Renamed by
Transfer of Deemsters’ Functions Act 2003 s 2. 2
S 1 substituted by Transfer of Deemsters’ Functions Act 2003 s 2. 3
S 2 amended by Treasury Act 1985 Sch 2. 4
Definition of ‘Treasurer’ repealed by Treasury Act 1985 Sch 3. 5
S 4 repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1983 Sch 2. 6
S 5 amended by Transfer of Deemsters’ Functions Act 2003 Sch.
ADO (whole Act) 8/7/1947 (GC137/47).