(1) Subsections (2) to (5) of section 250 of the Local Government Act 1972 (c 70) (local inquiries: evidence and costs) apply, with the modifications described in subsection (2) of this section, to any inquiry under section 155(5) or section 159(3) as they apply to inquiries under section 250 of that Act.
(2) The modifications are—
(a) references in section 250 of the Local Government Act 1972 to the person appointed to hold the inquiry are to be read as references to the Secretary of State;
(b) references in that section to the Minister causing an inquiry to be held are to be read as references to the Secretary of State;
(c) subsection (3) of that section applies as if for the words from “a fine” to the end there were substituted “a fine not exceeding level 1 on the standard scale”;
(d) references in subsection (4) of that section to a local authority or a party to the inquiry are to be read as references to the IFC authority that made the byelaw to which the inquiry relates.
Royal Assent (in so far as it confers power to make regulations or an order under or by virtue of this Act): 12 November 2009: see s 324(1)(c).
To be appointed
To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see s 324(3), (5).
This section does not extend to Scotland: see s 323(1).