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The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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Procedure before, and appeals from, Certification Officer

70.—(1) Except in relation to matters as to which express provision is made by or under any statutory provision, the Certification Officer may regulate the procedure to be followed—

(a)on any application or complaint made to him; or

(b)where his approval is sought with respect to any matter;

and, without prejudice to the generality of the power conferred by this paragraph, the provision made by the Certification Officer in exercise of that power shall include such provision as he considers appropriate for restricting the circumstances in which the identity of an individual who has made, or is proposing to make, any such application or complaint is disclosed to any person.

(2) The Department, with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel, may by scheme make provision for the payment by the Certification Officer to any persons of such sums as may be specified in or determined under the scheme in respect of expenses incurred by those persons for the purposes of, or in connection with, their attendance at hearings held by the Certification Officer in the course of carrying out his functions.

(3) The High Court shall hear appeals on questions of fact or law arising in any proceedings before, or arising from any decision of, the Certification Officer under Article 5 or 6.

(4) The Court of Appeal shall hear appeals on questions of law arising in any proceedings before, or arising from any decision of, the Certification Officer under Article 57, 59, 67 or 77.

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