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The Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986

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Protection for officers acting in execution of dutyN.I.

87.  (1)  An officer of a board shall not be personally liable in respect of any act done by him in the execution of any statutory provision relating to a function of the board and within the scope of his employment if he acted reasonably and in the honest belief that his duty under the statutory provision required or empowered him to do it but nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as relieving a board of any liability in respect of acts of its officers.

(2) Where an action is brought against an officer of a board in respect of an act done by him in the execution or purported execution of any such statutory duty as aforesaid and the circumstances are such that he is not legally entitled to require the board to indemnify him, the board may nevertheless indemnify him against the whole or a part of any damages or costs which he may have been ordered to pay or may have incurred, if the board is satisfied that he honestly believed that the act complained of was within the scope of his employment and that his duty under the statutory provision required or empowered him to do it.

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