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The Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1995


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Lapse of appeals to child support appeal tribunals

10.  In the Order of 1991, after Article 22 there shall be inserted—

Lapse of appeals

22A.(1) This Article applies where—

(a)a person has brought an appeal under Article 22; and

(b)before the appeal is heard, the decision appealed against is reviewed under Article 21.

(2) If the child support officer conducting the review considers that the decision which he has made on the review is the same as that which would have been made on the appeal had every ground of the appeal succeeded, the appeal shall lapse.

(3) In any other case, the review shall be of no effect and the appeal shall proceed accordingly.

Determination of questions other than by Child Support Commissioners

11.  In Schedule 4 to the Order of 1991 (matters concerning Child Support Commissioners), after paragraph 1 there shall be inserted—

Determination of questions by other officers

1A.(1) The Lord Chancellor may by regulations provide—

(a)for officers authorised by him to determine any question which is determinable by a Child Support Commissioner and which does not involve the determination of any appeal, application for leave to appeal or reference;

(b)for the procedure to be followed by any such officer in determining any such question;

(c)for the manner in which determinations of such questions by such officers may be called in question.

(2) A determination which would have the effect of preventing an appeal, application for leave to appeal or reference being determined by a Child Support Commissioner is not a determination of the appeal, application or reference for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1).

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