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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1990


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3.—(1) In section 97 of the principal Act, in subsection (1) (appointment of adjudication officers), after “Adjudication officers” insert “(a)” and at the end add

; and

(b)may include officers of the Department of Social Security appointed with the concurrence of the Secretary of State.

(2) In Article 57 of the 1986 Order (legal proceedings), after paragraph (3) add the following paragraph—

(3A) Any proceedings in respect of any act or omission of an adjudication officer which, apart from this paragraph, would fall to be brought against a person appointed by virtue of section 97(1)(b) of the principal Act who is resident in Great Britain, other than proceedings for an offence, may instead be brought against the Chief Adjudication Officer; and, for the purposes of any proceedings so brought, the acts or omissions of the adjudication officer shall be treated as the acts or omissions of the Chief Adjudication Officer..

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