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The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992


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Procedure of court of inquiry

94.—(1) The Head of the Department may make rules regulating the procedure of a court of inquiry appointed under Article 93 and such rules may provide—

(a)for the summoning of witnesses;

(b)for the quorum of a court of inquiry appointed under Article 93(2)(b);

(c)for the appointment of committees;

(d)for enabling the court of inquiry to call for such documents as the court may determine to be relevant to the subject matter of the inquiry;

(e)for the cases in which persons may appear by counsel or solicitor in proceedings before the court of inquiry.

(2) Except as provided by rules under paragraph (1)(e), no person shall be entitled to appear in any proceedings before a court of inquiry by counsel or solicitor.

(3) A court of inquiry may, if and to such extent as may be authorised by rules under this Article, by order require any person who appears to the court to have any knowledge of the subject matter of the inquiry—

(a)to furnish, in writing or otherwise, such particulars in relation thereto as the court may require; and

(b)where necessary, to attend before the court and give evidence on oath.

(4) A court of inquiry may administer, or authorise any person to administer, an oath for the purposes of paragraph (3)(b).

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