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Social Security Act 1990

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5(1)In section 97 of the principal Act, in subsection (1) (appointment of adjudication officers) after the words “and may include” there shall be inserted “(a)” and at the end of that subsection there shall be added the words or

(b)officers of the Northern Ireland Department appointed with the concurrence of that Department.

(2)In section 56 of the 1986 Act (legal proceedings) after subsection (4A) there shall be inserted—

(4B)Any proceedings in respect of any act or omission of an adjudication officer which, apart from this subsection, would fall to be brought against a person appointed by virtue of section 97(1)(b) of the Social Security Act 1975 who is resident in Northern Ireland, other than proceedings for an offence, may instead be brought against the Chief Adjudication Officer; and, for the purposes of any proceedings so brought, the acts or omissions of the adjudication officer shall be treated as the acts or omissions of the Chief Adjudication Officer.

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