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

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Matters that exceed the powers of the Executive or member or officer

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6.—(1) Notwithstanding any limitation on the powers of the powers of the Executive, the Executive may provide an indemnity to the extent that the member or officer in question—

(a)believed that the action, or failure to act, in question was within the powers of the Executive, or

(b)where that action or failure comprises the issuing or authorisation of any document containing any statement as to the powers of the Executive, or any statement that certain steps have been taken or requirements fulfilled, believed that the contents of that statement were true,

and it was reasonable for that member or officer to hold that belief at the time when that member or officer acted or failed to act.

(2) An indemnity may be provided in relation to an act or omission which is subsequently found to be beyond the powers of the member or officer in question but only to the extent that the member or officer reasonably believed that the act or omission in question was within their powers at the time at which they acted.

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