566. Power to withhold the award in case of non-payment of fees and expenses.

The arbitral tribunal1 may refuse to deliver an award to the parties2 except upon full payment of the fees and expenses of the arbitrators3. If the tribunal refuses to deliver an award, a party to the arbitral proceedings may (upon notice4 to the other parties and the tribunal) apply to the court5, which may order that6:

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    (1)     the tribunal must deliver the award on the payment into court by the applicant of the fees and expenses demanded, or such lesser amount as the court may specify7;

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    (2)     the amount of the fees and expenses properly payable8 must be determined