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The Ombudsman (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Introductory Title and commencement (1) This Order may be cited as the Ombudsman (Northern...

    1. Introductory

      1. 1.Title and commencement

      2. 2.Interpretation

    2. The Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

      1. 3.The Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

      2. 4.Appointment and tenure of office

      3. 5.Salary and pension

      4. 6.Appointment of acting Ombudsman

      5. 7.Staff and expenses

    3. Investigations by the Ombudsman

      1. 8.Authorities subject to investigation

      2. 9.Matters subject to investigation

      3. 10.Matters not subject to investigation

      4. 11.Provisions relating to complaints

      5. 12.Purposes of investigation

      6. 13.Procedure in respect of investigations

      7. 14.Evidence

      8. 15.Obstruction and contempt

      9. 16.Reports on investigations

      10. 17.Reports to the Assembly

      11. 18.Privilege for certain publications

      12. 19.Disclosure of information by Ombudsman

      13. 19A.Disclosure of information to Information Commissioner

    4. Supplementary provisions

      1. 20.Orders

      2. 21.Amendments, repeals and transitional and saving provisions

  3. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      PENSIONS AND OTHER BENEFITS

      1. Interpretation In this Schedule— “the 1993 Act” means the Judicial Pensions...

        1. Interpretation

          1. 1.In this Schedule— “the 1993 Act” means the Judicial Pensions...

        2. Persons holding office before 31 March 1995

          1. 2.Notwithstanding any provision in this Order, the Parliamentary Commissioner for...

        3. Persons taking office on or after 31 March 1995

          1. 3.A person who first holds office as Ombudsman on or...

        4. Effect of election to continue in former scheme

          1. 4.Where a person elects under this Schedule for his former...

        5. Effect of election for the civil service scheme

          1. 5.Where a person elects under this Schedule for the civil...

        6. Effect of election for the 1993 scheme

          1. 6.(1) A person who elects under paragraph 3(b) for the...

        7. Time for, and manner of, election

          1. 7.Any power to make an election under this Schedule shall...

        8. Regulations

          1. 8.(1) The Minister for the Civil Service may make regulations...

        9. Pensions and benefits to be charged on the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom

          1. 9.Any pension or other benefit granted by virtue of this...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      DEPARTMENTS AND OTHER AUTHORITIES SUBJECT TO INVESTIGATION

      1. An implementation body to which the North/South Co‐operation (Implementation Bodies)...

        1. An implementation body to which the North/South Co‐operation (Implementation Bodies)...

        2. Civil Service Commissioners for Northern Ireland

        3. . . .

        4. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

        5. Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

        6. . . .

        7. Department of Education

        8. Department of the Environment

        9. Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

        10. Department of Finance and Personnel

        11. Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

        12. . . .

        13. Department of Higher and Further Education, Training and Employment

        14. Department for Regional Development

        15. Department for Social Development

        16. The Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation

        17. . . .

        18. . . .

        19. Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

      2. NOTES:

        1. 1.The reference to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure...

        2. 2.The reference to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment...

        3. 3.The reference to the Department of Finance and Personnel includes...

        4. 4.In relation to any function exercisable by a department or...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      TRIBUNALS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 9(4)

      1. The Lands Tribunal for Northern Ireland established under section 1...

      2. A tribunal constituted under Schedule 11 of the Health and...

      3. The Water Appeals Commission constituted under Article 292 of the...

      4. Rent assessment committees constituted under Schedule 1 to the Private...

      5. Tribunals constituted in Northern Ireland under regulations made under section...

      6. Industrial tribunals established by regulations made under Article 3 of...

      7. The Mental Health Review Tribunal for Northern Ireland constituted under...

      8. The Fair Employment Tribunal for Northern Ireland established under regulations...

      9. The Planning Appeals Commission constituted under Article 110 of the...

      10. . . .

      11. The Industrial Court constituted under Article 91 of the Industrial...

      12. Social security appeal tribunals constituted under section 39 of the...

      13. Disability appeal tribunals constituted under section 41 of that Act....

      14. Medical appeal tribunals constituted under section 48 of that Act....

      15. Registered Homes Tribunals constituted under Part V of the Registered...

      16. Appeal tribunals constituted under Chapter I of Part II of...

      17. The tribunal established to adjudicate on claims under the scheme...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      MATTERS NOT SUBJECT TO INVESTIGATION

      1. 1.Action taken in matters certified by the head of a...

      2. 2.The commencement or conduct of any civil or criminal proceedings...

      3. 3.Action taken by any member of the administrative staff of...

      4. 4.Action taken on behalf of the Department of Health and...

      5. 5.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), action taken in matters relating...

      6. 6.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), action taken in respect of...

      1. Schedule 5—Amendments

      1. Schedule 6—Repeals

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