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National Insurance Act 1965

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71Reference of special questions

(1)If on consideration of any claim or question an insurance officer is of opinion that there arises any question to which section 64(1) of this Act applies, he shall—

(a)refer the latter question for determination in accordance (subject to any necessary modifications) with sections 64 to 66 of this Act; and

(b)deal with any other questions as if the question so referred had not arisen:

Provided that the insurance officer may—

(i)postpone the reference of or dealing with any question until other questions have been determined;

(ii)in cases where the determination of any question disposes of a claim or any part thereof, make an award, or decide that an award cannot be made, as to the claim or that part thereof without referring or dealing with, or before the determination of, any other question.

(2)Subsection (1) of this section shall apply to a local tribunal and the Commissioner as it applies to an insurance officer, except that a local tribunal or the Commissioner, instead of themselves or himself referring a question in accordance with subsection (1)(a) of this section, shall direct it to be so referred by an insurance officer.

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