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Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act (Northern Ireland) 2010

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32—(1) The Department may hold such inquiries as it thinks necessary for the proper exercise of its functions under this Act [F1or the 2009 Regulation] .

(2) Where, as respects the proposed exercise on any occasion of any of its powers under [F2this Act or the 2009 Regulation] , the Department receives a request for an inquiry (made pursuant to section 26(1)) from 2 or more persons, it may hold a single inquiry in response to both or all of those requests.

(3) Subject to any provision made by regulations, any inquiry held by the Department for the purposes of this Act [F3or the 2009 Regulation] shall be held in public.

(4) Information with respect to any particular trade or business which is given at any such inquiry while admission to the inquiry is restricted in accordance with regulations shall not, so long as that trade or business continues to be carried on, be disclosed except—

(a)with the consent of the person for the time being carrying on that trade or business;

(b)for the purpose of the discharge by any person of that person's functions under this Act [F4or the 2009 Regulation] ; or

(c)with a view to the institution of, or otherwise for the purposes of, any legal proceedings pursuant to or arising out of this Act [F5or the 2009 Regulation] , including proceedings before the Upper Tribunal.

(5) Any person who discloses any information in contravention of subsection (4) is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.

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I1S. 32 in operation at 22.6.2012 for specified purposes by S.R. 2012/247, art. 2, Sch.

I2S. 32 in operation at 1.7.2012 in so far as not already in operation by S.R. 2012/262, art. 2 (with arts. 4-6)

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33—(1) In considering any financial question which appears to the Department to arise in relation to the exercise of its functions under this Act [F6or the 2009 Regulation] , the Department may be assisted by an assessor drawn from a panel of persons appointed for the purpose by the Department.

(2) The Department shall pay to any such assessor in respect of the assessor's services such remuneration as may be determined by the Department.

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I3S. 33 in operation at 1.7.2012 by S.R. 2012/262, art. 2 (with arts. 4-6)

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