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The Audit (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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3.—(1) The staff of the Northern Ireland Audit Office shall be appointed at such remuneration and on such other terms and conditions as the Comptroller and Auditor General may determine; and in exercising his powers under this subparagraph the Comptroller and Auditor General shall have regard to the desirability of keeping the remuneration and other terms and conditions of employment of the staff of that Office broadly in line with those applying to persons employed in the National Audit Office established under section 3 of the[1983 c. 44] National Audit Act 1983 and in the civil service of Northern Ireland.

(2) Employment as a member of the staff of the Northern Ireland Audit Office shall be treated for the purposes of the[1972 NI 10] Superannuation (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 as employment in the civil service of Northern Ireland.

(3) Except for the purposes of section 2 of the[1911 c. 28] Official Secrets Act 1911 (wrongful communication of information) neither the Comptroller and Auditor General nor any member of the staff of the Northern Ireland Audit Office shall be regarded as holding office under Her Majesty or as discharging any functions on behalf of the Crown.

(4) In part III of Schedule 1 to the[1975 c. 25] Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (disqualifying offices) there shall be inserted at the appropriate place the words “Members of the staff of the Northern Audit Office”.

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