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The Ombudsman (Northern Ireland) Order 1996


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Appointment and tenure of office

4.—(1) A person appointed under section 36(1) of the [1973 c. 36.] Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 to be the Ombudsman shall, subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), hold office during good behaviour.

(2) A person appointed to be the Ombudsman—

(a)may, at his own request, be relieved of office by Her Majesty;

(b)may be removed from office by Her Majesty in consequence of an Address from the Assembly; and

(c)shall in any case vacate office on completing the year of service in which he attains the age of 65 years.

(3) Her Majesty may declare the office of Ombudsman to have been vacated if she is satisfied that the person appointed to be the Ombudsman is incapable for medical reasons—

(a)of performing the duties of his office; and

(b)of requesting to be relieved of it.

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