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The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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Industrial tribunal procedure

100.—(1) In Article 59 of the No. 1 Order (procedure of industrial tribunals) in paragraph (2) the following sub-paragraph shall be substituted for sub-paragraph (d)—

(d)for enabling an industrial tribunal, on the application of any party to proceedings before it or of its own motion, to order such discovery or inspection of documents, or the furnishing of such further particulars, as might be ordered by a county court on an application by a party to proceedings before it;.

(2) In that Article the following paragraphs shall be inserted after paragraph (2)—

(2A) The regulations may include provision—

(a)for authorising a preliminary consideration of proceedings before an industrial tribunal (“a pre-hearing review”) to be carried out—

(i)by such person as may be determined by or in accordance with the regulations; or

(ii)if so determined in accordance with the regulations, by the tribunal itself; and

(b)for enabling such powers to be exercised in connection with a pre-hearing review as may be prescribed by the regulations.

(2B) The regulations may in particular include provision—

(a)for authorising any person or tribunal carrying out a pre-hearing review under the regulations to make, in circumstances specified in the regulations, an order requiring a party to the proceedings in question, if he wishes to continue to participate in those proceedings, to pay a deposit of an amount not exceeding £150;

(b)for prescribing—

(i)the manner in which the amount of any such deposit is to be determined in any particular case;

(ii)the consequences of non-payment of any such deposit; and

(iii)the circumstances in which any such deposit, or any part of it, may be refunded to the party who paid it, or be paid over to another party to the proceedings.

(2C) The Department may by order substitute for the sum specified in paragraph (2B)(a) such other sum as is specified in the order..

(3) In Article 80 of the No. 1 Order (regulations and orders) the following paragraph shall be inserted after paragraph (2)—

(2A) An order under Article 59(2C) shall be subject to negative resolution..

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