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The Genetically Modified Organisms (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Appointment, etc., of inspectors

11.—(1) The Department may appoint as inspectors, for carrying this Order into effect, such number of persons appearing to it to be qualified for the purpose as it may consider necessary.

(2) The Department may make to or in respect of any person so appointed such payments by way of remuneration, allowances or otherwise as it may with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel determine.

(3) An inspector shall not be personally liable in any civil or criminal proceedings for anything done in the purported exercise of any power under Article 12 or 14, if the court is satisfied that the act was done in good faith and that there were reasonable grounds for doing it.

(4) An inspector, if authorised to do so by the Department, may, although not of counsel or a solicitor, prosecute before a court of summary jurisdiction proceedings for an offence under Article 15.

(5) In this Order “inspector” means, subject to Article 21, a person appointed as an inspector under paragraph (1).

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