Amalgamation or transfer of engagementsE+W+S
18(1)Section 103 (complaints about procedure relating to amalgamation or transfer of engagements) shall be amended as follows.E+W+S
(2)After subsection (2) insert—
“(2A)On a complaint being made to him the Certification Officer shall make such enquiries as he thinks fit.”
(3)After subsection (5) insert—
“(6)Where the Certification Officer requests a person to furnish information to him in connection with enquiries made by him under this section, he shall specify the date by which that information is to be furnished and, unless he considers that it would be inappropriate to do so, shall proceed with his determination of the application notwithstanding that the information has not been furnished to him by the specified date.
(7)A declaration made by the Certification Officer under this section may be relied on as if it were a declaration made by the court.
(8)Where an order has been made under this section, any person who is a member of the union and was a member at the time it was made is entitled to enforce obedience to the order as if he had made the application on which the order was made.
(9)An order made by the Certification Officer under this section may be enforced in the same way as an order of the court.”