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Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2004 No. 261

EMPLOYMENT

Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004

Made

9th June 2004

Coming into operation

4th July 2004

The Department for Employment and Learning(1) in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 67F of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996(2) and now vested in it(3) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004 and shall come into operation on 4th July 2004.

Amendment

2.  For the Schedule to the Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999(4) there shall be substituted the Schedule to this Order.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Employment and Learning on 9th June 2004.

L.S.

R. B. Gamble

A senior officer of the

Department for Employment and Learning

Article 2

SCHEDULE

Column (1)Column (2)
Persons and descriptions of personsDescriptions of matters
Certification Officer for Northern IrelandFraud, and other irregularities, relating to the financial affairs of trade unions and employers' associations.
Chief Executive of the Criminal Cases Review CommissionActual or potential miscarriages of justice.
Civil Aviation AuthorityCompliance with the requirements of civil aviation legislation, including aviation safety.
Commissioners of Customs and Excise

Value added tax, insurance premium tax, excise duties and landfill tax.

The import and export of prohibited or restricted goods.

Commissioners of the Inland RevenueIncome tax, corporation tax, capital gains tax, petroleum revenue tax, inheritance tax, stamp duties, national insurance contributions, statutory maternity pay, statutory sick pay, tax credits, child benefits, collection of student loans and the enforcement of the national minimum wage.
Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland

The proper conduct of public business, value for money, fraud and corruption in relation to the provision of centrally funded public services and health service bodies.

The proper conduct of public business, value for money, fraud and corruption in the Fire Authority for Northern Ireland.

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Acts or omissions which have an actual or potential effect on the flows in rivers or on drainage of land.

Acts or omissions which have an adverse or potentially adverse effect on fish in the sea, inland fisheries, or on migratory salmon or trout.

Department of Enterprise, Trade & InvestmentFraud and other misconduct in relation to companies. Compliance with the requirements of consumer protection and fair trading legislation.
Department of the Environment forActs or omissions which have an actual or
Northern Irelandpotential effect on the environment or the management or regulation of the environment including those relating to pollution.
Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and auditors appointed by that DepartmentThe proper conduct of public business, value for money.
Department for Social DevelopmentThe registration and operation of registered social landlords, including their administration of public and private funds and management of their housing stock.
Director of the Serious Fraud OfficeSerious or complex fraud.
Financial Services AuthorityThe carrying on of investment business or of insurance business; the operation of banks and building societies, deposit-taking businesses and wholesale money market regimes; the operation of friendly societies, benevolent societies, working men’s clubs, specially authorised societies, and industrial and provident societies; the functioning of financial markets, investment exchanges and clearing houses; money laundering, financial crime, and other serious financial misconduct, in connection with activities regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
Fisheries Conservancy Board for Northern IrelandActs or omissions which have an adverse or potentially adverse effect on inland fisheries or on migratory salmon or trout.
Food Standards AgencyMatters which may affect the health of any member of the public in relation to the consumption of food and other matters concerning the protection of the interests of consumers in relation to food.
Health and Safety Executive for Northern IrelandMatters which may affect the health or safety of any individual at work; matters which may affect the health or safety of any member of the public, arising out of or in connection with the activities of persons at work.
Health and Social Services Board Registration and Inspection UnitsMatters relating to the provision of regulated care services.
Information CommissionerCompliance with the requirements of legislation relating to data protection and to freedom of information.
Local government auditors appointed by the Department of the EnvironmentThe proper conduct of public business, value for money, fraud and corruption in district councils, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, the Northern Ireland Local Government Officers' Superannuation Committee and the Local Government Staff Commission for Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation (NIAER)

The generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity, and activities ancillary to these matters.

The conveyance, storage and supply of gas through pipes, and activities ancillary to these matters.

Northern Ireland District Councils

Matters which may affect the health or safety of any individual at work; matters, which may affect the health or safety of any member of the public, arising out of or in connection with the activities of persons at work.

Compliance with the requirements of consumer safety legislation.

Northern Ireland Social Care CouncilMatters relating to the registration of social care workers under the Health and Personal Social Services Act (Northern Ireland) 2001.
Occupational Pensions Regulatory AuthorityMatters relating to occupational pension schemes and other private pension arrangements.
Office of Fair Trading

Matters concerning the sale of goods or the supply of services which adversely affect the interests of consumers.

Competition affecting markets in the United Kingdom.

Registrar of Credit Unions for Northern IrelandThe operation of credit unions and industrial and provident societies.
The competent authority under Part IV of the Financial Services Act 2000The listing of securities on a stock exchange; prospectuses on offers of transferable securities to the public.
The Loughs Agency of the Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission (FCILC)Acts or omissions which have an adverse or potentially adverse effect on inland fisheries or on migratory salmon or trout.
The Office of Communications (OFCOM)The provision and use of telecommunications systems, services and apparatus.
TreasuryThe carrying on of insurance business.
A person (“person A”) carrying out functions, by virtue of legislation, relating to relevant failures falling within one or more matters within a description of matters in respect of which another person (“person B”) is prescribed by this Order, where person B was previously responsible for carrying out the same or substantially similar functions and has ceased to be so responsibleMatters falling within the description of matters in respect of which person B is prescribed by this Order, to the extent that those matters relate to functions currently carried out by person A.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order amends the Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999 by replacing the Schedule to that Order. The amendments to the Schedule are the inclusion of some persons not previously included, the deletion of others and some amendments to the description of matters for which certain persons are prescribed.

(1)

Formerly the Department of Higher and Further Education, Training and Employment; see the Department for Employment and Learning Act (Northern Ireland) 2001 (c. 15)

(2)

S.I. 1996/1919 (N.I. 16); as inserted by Article 3 of the Public Interest Disclosure (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/1763 (N.I. 17))

(3)

The Departments (Transfer and Assignment of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999 (S.R. 1999 No. 481) transferred functions under the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 to the Department of Higher and Further Education, Training and Employment, now renamed the Department for Employment and Learning

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