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Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962

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F1[14AAppointment of persons to assist Chief Electoral Officer.N.I.

(1)F2The Chief Electoral Officer, with the approval of the Ministry of FinanceF3 as to numbers and conditions of service, may appoint such persons, in additon to the persons specified in Article 9(2) of the Electoral Law (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 [1972 NI 13] , to assist him as may be agreed between him and the Ministry.

(2) Without in any way diminishing his responsibility and without prejudice to Rule 30 of Schedule 4 and[F4 rule 23 of the local elections rules], the Chief Electoral Officer may delegate any of his functions to persons appointed under subsection (1) or specified in Article 9(2) of the Electoral Law (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 and such persons may, under the supervision of the Chief Electoral Officer, perform those functions on behalf of the Chief Electoral Officer.

(3)It shall be a duty of an officer of a district council to perform such functions as the Chief Electoral Officer may, with the approval of the Ministry of DevelopmentF5, appoint him to perform.

(4)There may be paid,F6. . . , to persons appointed under subsection (1) such remuneration and to, or in respect of the service of, such persons such pensions, allowances and gratuities by way of superannuation and to or in respect of persons appointed under subsection (3) such sums as the Ministry, with the approval of the Ministry of FinanceF3, may determine.]

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F11972 NI 13

F2App. (European Assembly), SI 1979/322

F3Now Minister for Civil Service, SI 1973/2163

F4SI 1985/454

F5Now D/Env., SRO (NI) 1973/504; 1976 NI 6

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