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The Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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Inspectors

34.—(1) An inspector appointed under section 104 of the Administration Act (appointment and powers of inspectors) shall have power, for purposes of this Order—

(a)to enter at all reasonable times any premises liable to inspection under this Article,

(b)to make such examination and inquiry there as may be necessary for ascertaining whether the provisions of this Order are being, or have been, complied with;

(c)to examine, either alone or (if he thinks fit) in the presence of any other person, in relation to any matters arising under this Order on which he may reasonably require information, any person whom he finds there;

(d)to exercise such other powers as may be necessary for carrying this Order into effect.

(2) The premises liable to inspection under this Article are anywhere an inspector has reasonable grounds for supposing that—

(a)one or more persons are employed;

(b)a trade or business is being carried on;

(c)a personal or occupational pension scheme is being administered; or

(d)information relating to the carrying on of any trade or business is kept by the person carrying on that trade or business,

but do not include a private dwelling-house unless the inspector has reasonable grounds for supposing that the dwelling-house is being used for the purposes of a trade or business.

(3) An inspector applying for admission to any premises, in the exercise of his powers under this Article, shall produce his certificate of appointment if asked to do so.

(4) Where any premises—

(a)are liable to be inspected by an inspector or officer appointed or employed by another government department, or

(b)are under the control of another government department,

the Department may make arrangements with that department for any of the powers or duties of inspectors under this Article to be exercised or discharged by an inspector or officer employed by that department.

(5) A person to whom this paragraph applies shall—

(a)furnish to an inspector all such information, and

(b)produce for his inspection all such documents, as the inspector may reasonably require for purposes of this Order.

(6) Paragraph (5) applies to—

(a)any licensing authority;

(b)any person carrying on an agency or other business for the introduction or supply to persons requiring them of persons available to do work or to perform services.

(7) Except where paragraph (5) applies, subsections (6) and (7) of section 104 of the Administration Act (furnishing of information about contributions etc.) shall have effect as if this Order were among the legislation mentioned in subsection (8) of that section.

(8) In the application of subsection (7) of section 104 in relation to this Order, the reference in paragraph (a) to section 104 of that Act shall be read as a reference to this Article.

(9) No person shall be required under this Article to answer any questions or to give evidence tending to incriminate himself, or in the case of a person who is married, his or her spouse.

(10) In this Article “licensing authority” means a district council acting in its capacity as an authority responsible for granting any licence.

(11) In this Article, and in subsection (7) of section 104 of the Administration Act, as it applies in relation to this Order, “premises” includes any—

(a)place;

(b)moveable structure or tent;

(c)vehicle, vessel, aircraft or hovercraft;

(d)installation which is an offshore installation for the purposes of the Mineral Working (Offshore Installations) Act 1971(1).

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