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Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995

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10Jurisdiction of Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration

(1)In the [1967 c. 13.] Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967, insert after section 11A—

11BThe Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

(1)For the purposes of this Act, administrative functions exercisable by an administrator of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (“Scheme functions”) shall be taken to be administrative functions of a government department to which this Act applies.

(2)For the purposes of this section, the following are administrators of the Scheme—

(a)a claims officer appointed under section 3(4)(b) of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995;

(b)a person appointed under section 5(3)(c) of that Act;

(c)the Scheme manager, as defined by section 1(4) of that Act, and any person assigned by him to exercise functions in relation to the Scheme.

(3)The principal officer in relation to any complaint made in respect of any action taken in respect of Scheme functions is—

(a)in the case of action taken by a claims officer, such person as may from time to time be designated by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this paragraph;

(b)in the case of action taken by a person appointed under section 5(3)(c) of the Act of 1995, the chairman appointed by the Secretary of State under section 5(3)(b) of that Act; or

(c)in the case of action taken by the Scheme manager or by any other person mentioned in subsection (2)(c) of this section, the Scheme manager.

(4)The conduct of an investigation under this Act in respect of any action taken in respect of Scheme functions shall not affect—

(a)any action so taken; or

(b)any power or duty of any person to take further action with respect to any matters subject to investigation.

(2)In Schedule 3 to the Act of 1967 (matters not subject to investigation), insert after paragraph 6B—

6CAction taken by any person appointed under section 5(3)(c) of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995, so far as that action is taken at the direction, or on the authority (whether express or implied), of any person acting in his capacity as an adjudicator appointed under section 5 of that Act to determine appeals.

(3)The amendments made by this section do not affect the following provisions of this Act—

(a)section 3(5)(b);

(b)section 3(7)(b);

(c)section 5(4)(b).

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