—(1) The expenses of and incidental to an investigation by an inspector appointed pursuant to sections 232 and 243 (including the costs of any proceedings brought by the Minister in the name of the company), shall be paid by the company investigated or if the Minister so directs by the applicants or in part by the company and in part by the applicants.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) —
if the company fails to pay the whole or any part of the sum which it is so liable to pay, the applicants shall make good the deficiency up to the amount by which the security given by them under this Part exceeds the amount, if any, which they have under subsection (1) been directed by the Minister to pay; and
any balance of the expenses not paid either by the company or the applicants shall be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament.
[Aust., 1961, s. 179]