[322A Orders as to costs: supplementary]
[322A Orders as to costs: supplementary]

[(1)     This section applies where—

(a)     for the purposes of any proceedings [in England] under this Act—

(i)     the Secretary of State is required, before a decision is reached, to give any person an opportunity, or ask any person whether he wishes, to appear before and be heard by a person appointed by him; and

(ii)     arrangements are made for a local inquiry or hearing to be held;

(b)     the inquiry or hearing does not take place; and

(c)     if it had taken place, the Secretary of State or a person appointed by him would have had power to make an order under section 250(5) of the Local Government Act 1972 requiring any party to pay any costs of any other party.

[(1A)     This section also applies where—