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The Commissioner for Complaints (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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The Commissioner

3.  After Article 5 (appointment of acting Commissioner) insert—

Ineligibility of certain persons for appointment as Commissioner

5A.(1) A person who is a member of a health and social services body shall not be appointed as the Commissioner or acting Commissioner, and a person so appointed shall not, during his appointment, become a member of such a body.

(2) A person who is a general health services provider shall not be appointed as the Commissioner or acting Commissioner, and a person so appointed shall not, during his appointment, become a general health services provider..

4.  In Article 6 (staff and expenses) after paragraph (1) insert—

(1A) To assist him in—

(a)any investigation pursuant to a complaint under Article 7 where the complaint relates to action taken by or on behalf of a health and social services body; or

(b)any investigation pursuant to a complaint under Article 8 or 8A.

the Commissioner may obtain advice from any person who, in his opinion, is qualified to give it.

(1B) The Commissioner may pay to any person from whom he obtains advice under paragraph (1A) such fees or allowances as he may determine with the approval of the Department..

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