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The Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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Article 65(1).

SCHEDULE 6N.I.INQUIRIES

1.—(1) Where the Department decides to hold an inquiry [F1in connection with the making by the Department of an order or scheme under this Order], the Department shall publish—N.I.

(a)in the Belfast Gazette; and

(b)in a newspaper circulating in the[F2 district] in which any road or other place to which the order or scheme relates is situated,

a notice including the particulars specified in sub-paragraph (2).

(2) The particulars which the notice must contain are—

(a)the title of the order or scheme;

(b)a statement that an inquiry will be held in connection with the order or scheme;

(c)the date, time and place of the inquiry and the name of the person appointed to hold it;

(d)a statement of the general nature and effect of the order or scheme;

(e)the name or a brief description of the road or other place to which the order or scheme will apply; and

(f)an addressF2. . . where a copy of the draft order or scheme and any relevant map or plan may be inspected by any person free of charge at all reasonable hours until the date specified under head (c).

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2.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), all persons interested may appear at the inquiry either in person or by counsel, agent or solicitor.N.I.

(2) No person shall be entitled to be heard at the inquiry unless he has within one week from the last publication of the notice of the holding of the inquiry under paragraph 1 sent a notice in writing to the Department of his desire to be heard at the inquiry.

(3) The person holding the inquiry may refuse to hear any person if he is satisfied that the views of that person—

(a)are frivolous; or

(b)have been adequately stated by some other person.

[F33  Where the inquiry has been held, the Department may, after considering the report of the person who held the inquiry—N.I.

(a)determine to make the order or scheme; or

(b)make the order or scheme either without modification or subject to such modifications as the Department thinks fit.]

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