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The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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3.—(1) The Commissioner may, with the approval of the Department as to numbers and terms and conditions of service, appoint such staff as the Commissioner may determine.

(2) The consent of the Department of Finance and Personnel shall be required for the giving of an approval under sub-paragraph (1).

4.—(1) Anything authorised or required by or under this Order to be done by the Commissioner may be done by any member of the staff of the Commissioner who is authorised for the purpose, whether generally or specially, by the Commissioner.

(2) An authorisation given for the purposes of this paragraph shall continue to have effect during any vacancy in the office of Commissioner.

5.—(1) Employment as a member of the staff of the Commissioner shall be included among the kinds of employment to which a superannuation scheme under Article 3 of the Superannuation (Northern Ireland) Order 1972(1) may apply.

(2) Where a person who is employed by the Commissioner and is by reference to that employment a participant in a scheme under Article 3 of the Superannuation (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 becomes the Commissioner, the Department of Finance and Personnel may determine that his service as the Commissioner shall be treated for the purposes of the scheme as service as an employee of the Commissioner; and his rights under the scheme shall not be affected by any of the preceding provisions of this Schedule.

6.  Part III of the Employers' Liability (Defective Equipment and Compulsory Insurance) (Northern Ireland) Order 1972(2) shall not require insurance to be effected by the Commissioner.

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