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The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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The Commissioners

130.—(1) There—

(a)shall continue to be an officer called the Northern Ireland Commissioner for the Rights of Trade Union Members whose function is to provide assistance in accordance with Part VII in connection with certain legal proceedings, and

(b)shall be an officer called the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Protection Against Unlawful Industrial Action whose function is to provide assistance in accordance with Articles 121 and 122 in connection with proceedings brought by virtue of Article 120.

(2) Each of the Commissioners shall be appointed by the Department.

(3) Each of the Commissioners shall have an official seal for the authentication of documents required for the purposes of his functions.

(4) Anything authorised or required by or under this Order to be done by either of the Commissioners may be done by a member of his staff authorised by him for that purpose, whether generally or specifically. An authorisation given for the purposes of this paragraph continues to have effect during a vacancy in the office of the Commissioner concerned.

(5) Neither of the Commissioners nor any member of the staff of either of the Commissioners shall, in that capacity, be regarded as a servant or agent of the Crown or as enjoying any status, immunity or privilege of the Crown.

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