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The Registered Homes (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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Constitution of panels for chairmen and members

30.—(1) For the purpose of enabling a tribunal to hear an appeal under Article 14 or 27 to be constituted as occasion may require there shall be—

(a)a panel appointed by the Lord Chancellor (in this Part referred to as “the legal panel”) of persons available to act as chairmen of any such tribunals; and

(b)a panel appointed by the Department (in this Part referred to as “the panel of experts”) of persons available to act as members.

(2) Tribunals constituted under this Part are to be known as Registered Homes Tribunals.

(3) No person shall be qualified to be appointed to the legal panel unless he possesses such legal qualifications as the Lord Chancellor considers suitable.

(4) No person shall be qualified to be appointed to the panel of experts unless he has had experience in social work, medicine, nursing or midwifery or such other experience as the Department considers suitable.

(5) No officer of a government department may be appointed to either panel.

(6) A person appointed to a panel shall hold office subject to such conditions as to the period of his membership and otherwise as may be determined by the person or body appointing him.

(7) The Department may—

(a)pay to members of Registered Homes Tribunals such fees and allowances as the Department, with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel, may determine;

(b)defray the expenses of such tribunals up to such amount as the Department, with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel, may determine; and

(c)provide for such tribunals, such officers and servants and such accommodation as the tribunals may require.

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