|556||Title:||MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:||L.N. 136 of 2000|
|Section:||24||Heading:||Provisional payment pending determination of compensation||Version Date:||30/06/2000|
(1) Pending any determination of compensation by an arbitrator as provided in section 23, the Government may pay to a claimant an amount as a provisional payment of the amount, if any, payable under the arbitrator's determination.
(2) A payment by the Government under subsection (1) in respect of a claim does not prejudice the claim or the submission of the claim to, or its determination by, the arbitrator under this Part; but the amount of compensation payable under the arbitrator's determination in respect of the claim shall be reduced by the amount of the payment made.
(3) Where the amount of compensation payable under a determination of the arbitrator is reduced under subsection (2) by the amount of any payment made under subsection (1), only the amount of the compensation as so reduced bears interest for the purpose of section 25(1).
(4) Where the amount of a payment made by the Government under subsection (1) in respect of a claim exceeds the amount of the compensation determined by the arbitrator in respect of the claim, the amount of the excess is recoverable by the Government as a civil debt.