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The Housing Executive (Indemnities for Members and Officers) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011

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5.—(1) No indemnity may be provided under this Order in relation to any action by, or failure to act by, any member or officer which—

(a)constitutes a criminal offence: or

(b)is the result of fraud, or other deliberate wrongdoing or recklessness on the part of that member or officer.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1)(a), an indemnity may be provided on relation to—

(a)subject to Article 7, the defence of any criminal proceedings brought against the officer or member, and

(b)any civil liability arising as a consequence of any action or failure to act which also constitutes a criminal offence.

(3) No indemnity may be provided under this Order in relation to the making by the member or officer indemnified of any claim in relation to an alleged defamation of that member or officer but may be provided in relation to the defence by that member or officer of any allegation of defamation made against that member or officer.

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