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The Ombudsman (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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7.—(1) The Ombudsman may appoint such officers as he may determine with the approval of the Department as to numbers and conditions of service.

(2) The Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints may authorise any of his officers to assist the Ombudsman in the exercise of the functions of the Ombudsman under this Order.

(3) Any function of the Ombudsman under this Order may be performed by any officer of the Ombudsman or of the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints authorised for the purpose by the Ombudsman.

(4) References in this Order to officers of the Ombudsman include references to officers of the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints acting under this Article.

(5) The expenses of the Ombudsman under this Order shall, to such amount as the Department may approve, be defrayed out of money appropriated by Measure.

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