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The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992


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Constitution of the Industrial Court

91.—(1) There shall continue to be an Industrial Court which shall consist of—

(a)an independent president appointed by the Head of the Department; and

(b)other members appointed by the Head of the Department, being persons appearing to him to be experienced in industrial relations.

(2) The members appointed under paragraph (1)(b) shall include some persons whose experience is as representatives of employers and some persons whose experience is as representatives of workers.

(3) The members of the Court shall hold and vacate office in accordance with their terms of appointment.

(4) The functions of the president may, if he is for any reason unable to act or during any vacancy in his office, be discharged by an independent person nominated for that purpose by the Head of the Department.

(5) The Department shall pay to the members of the Court such remuneration and such travelling and other allowances as may be determined by the Department with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel and may pay to any other persons such allowances as the Department may, with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel, determine for the purposes of, or in connection with, their attendance at proceedings of the Court.

(6) For the purposes of discharging any of its functions, the Court shall consist of such of the members of the Court as the president may direct.

(7) Where the president sits as a member of the Court he shall be chairman of the Court, and in any other case the chairman of the Court shall be such other member as the Head of the Department may direct.

(8) The functions of the Court shall be performed on behalf of the Crown, but the Court shall not be subject to directions of any kind from any Minister of the Crown or Northern Ireland department as to the manner in which it is to exercise any of its functions.

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