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Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2006

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Persons and description of persons

Descriptions of matters
Certification Officer for Northern IrelandFraud, and other irregularities, relating to the financial affairs of trade unions and employers’ associations.

Chairman of the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Actual or potential miscarriages of justice.

Civil Aviation Authority

Compliance with the requirements of civil aviation legislation, including aviation safety.

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.

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 and fish health.

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

Fraud and other misconduct in relation to companies. Compliance with the requirements of consumer protection and fair trading legislation.

Department of the Environment

Acts or omissions which have an actual or potential effect on the environment or the management or regulation of the environment including those relating to pollution.

Department for Social Development

The 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 Office

Serious or complex fraud.

Financial Services Authority

Matters in connection with activities relating to the Financial Services Authority such as the 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, crime, and other serious financial misconduct.

Fisheries Conservancy Board for Northern Ireland

Acts or omissions which have an adverse or potentially adverse effect on inland fisheries or on migratory salmon or trout.

Food Standards Agency

Matters which may affect the health of any member of the public in relation to the consumption of food and other related matters concerning the protection of the interests of consumers in relation to food.

Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland

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.

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

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

The import and export of prohibited or restricted goods.

Income 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.

Information Commissioner

Compliance with the requirements of legislation relating to data protection and to freedom of information.

Local government auditors appointed by the Department of the Environment from the staff of the Northern Ireland Audit Office

The proper conduct of public business, value for money, fraud and corruption in district councils, joint committees, the Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee and the Local Government Staff Commission for Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation

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

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

Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People

Matters relating to the rights and best interests of children and young people.

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 protection legislation. Compliance with the requirements of food safety legislation.

Northern Ireland Social Care Council

Matters relating to the registration and regulation of social care workers under the Health and Personal Social Services Act (Northern Ireland) 2001.

The regulation of education and training in social work and social care work.

Office of Communications

Matters relating to —

(a)the provision of electronic communications networks and services and the use of the electro-magnetic spectrum;

(b)broadcasting and the provision of television and radio services;

(c)media ownership and control; and

(d)competition in communications markets.

Office of Fair Trading

The regulation of the UK consumer credit market through a licensing system, and the application of consumer protection legislation where matters adversely affect the collective interests of UK consumers.

The enforcement of Competition Law in the UK.

Pensions Regulator

Matters relating to occupational pension schemes and other private pension arrangements.

Registrar of Credit Unions for Northern Ireland

The operation of credit unions and industrial and provident societies.

Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority

Matters relating to the standard of health and social care provided by both statutory and independent providers.

Secretary of State for Transport

Compliance with merchant shipping law, including maritime safety.

The competent authority under Part IV of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000

The listing of securities on a stock exchange; prospectuses on offers of transferable securities to the public.

The Loughs Agency of the Foyle, Carlingford & Irish Lights Commission

Acts or omissions which have an adverse or potentially adverse effect on inland fisheries or on migratory salmon or trout.

Treasury

The 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 responsible.

Matters 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.

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