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34.—(1) Any child who is a claimant may give evidence.
(2) Any child of 12 years of age or over who is not a claimant may give evidence.
(3) A child under 12 years of age who is not a claimant may only give evidence where a convener or the Tribunal considers—
(a)that the evidence of the child is necessary to enable a fair and just hearing of the claim; and
(b)that the welfare and interests of the child will not be prejudiced by so doing.
(4) Where a child gives evidence in person, a convener or the Tribunal may appoint for the purpose of the hearing a person with appropriate skills or experience in facilitating the giving of evidence by children.
(5) The Secretary shall pay such reasonable fees, expenses or allowances as the President may determine to any person appointed under this rule.
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