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The Commissioner for Complaints (Northern Ireland) Order 1996


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Appointment of acting Commissioner

5.—(1) Where the office of Commissioner becomes vacant, Her Majesty may, pending the appointment of a new Commissioner, appoint a person under this Article to act as the Commissioner at any time during the period of 12 months beginning with the date on which the vacancy arose.

(2) A person appointed under this Article shall hold office during Her Majesty’s pleasure and, subject to that, shall hold office—

(a)until the appointment of a new Commissioner or the expiry of the period of 12 months beginning with the date on which the vacancy arose, whichever occurs first; and

(b)in other respects, in accordance with the terms and conditions of his appointment which shall be such as the Department may determine.

(3) A person appointed under this Article shall, while he holds office, be treated for all purposes, except those of Articles 3 and 4, as the Commissioner.

(4) Any salary, pension or other benefit payable by virtue of this Article shall be charged on and issued out of the Consolidated Fund.

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