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Northern Ireland Act 1998

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78Removal of restrictions on investigation into maladministration

(1)The provisions mentioned in subsection (2) (which preclude an investigation when the person aggrieved has or had a remedy by way of proceedings in a court of law) shall not apply to an investigation of a complaint alleging maladministration involving—

(a)discrimination, or aiding or inciting any person to discriminate, on the ground of religious belief or political opinion; or

(b)a requirement in contravention of section 77 to take an oath or make a declaration (within the meaning of that section).

(2)The provisions are—

(a)section 5(2)(b) of the [1967 c. 13.] Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967;

(b)Article 9(3)(b) of the [S.I. 1996/1297 (N.I.7).] Commissioner for Complaints (Northern Ireland) Order 1996; and

(c)Article 10(3)(b) of the Ombudsman (Northern Ireland) Order 1996.

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