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Inquiries Act 2005

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Constitution of inquiry

    1. 1.Power to establish inquiry

    2. 2.No determination of liability

    3. 3.The inquiry panel

    4. 4.Appointment of inquiry panel

    5. 5.Setting-up date and terms of reference

    6. 6.Minister’s duty to inform Parliament or Assembly

    7. 7.Further appointments to inquiry panel

    8. 8.Suitability of inquiry panel

    9. 9.Requirement of impartiality

    10. 10.Appointment of judge as panel member

    11. 11.Assessors

    12. 12.Duration of appointment of members of inquiry panel

    13. 13.Power to suspend inquiry

    14. 14.End of inquiry

  3. Conversion of inquiries

    1. 15.Power to convert other inquiry into inquiry under this Act

    2. 16.Inquiries converted under section 15

  4. Inquiry proceedings

    1. 17.Evidence and procedure

    2. 18.Public access to inquiry proceedings and information

    3. 19.Restrictions on public access etc

    4. 20.Further provisions about restriction notices and orders

    5. 21.Powers of chairman to require production of evidence etc

    6. 22.Privileged information etc

    7. 23.Risk of damage to the economy

  5. Inquiry reports

    1. 24.Submission of reports

    2. 25.Publication of reports

    3. 26.Laying of reports before Parliament or Assembly

  6. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

    1. 27.United Kingdom inquiries

    2. 28.Scottish inquiries

    3. 29.Welsh inquiries

    4. 30.Northern Ireland inquiries

    5. 31.The relevant part of the United Kingdom and the applicable rules

  7. Inquiries for which more than one Minister responsible

    1. 32.Joint inquiries

    2. 33.Inquiries involving more than one administration

    3. 34.Change of responsibility for inquiry

  8. Supplementary

    1. 35.Offences

    2. 36.Enforcement by High Court or Court of Session

    3. 37.Immunity from suit

    4. 38.Time limit for applying for judicial review

    5. 39.Payment of inquiry expenses by Minister

    6. 40.Expenses of witnesses etc

  9. General

    1. 41.Rules

    2. 42.Notices etc

    3. 43.Interpretation

    4. 44.Transitory, transitional and saving provisions

    5. 45.Suspension of devolved government in Northern Ireland

  10. Amendments etc

    1. 46.Inquiries under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000

    2. 47.Inquiries etc under Northern Ireland legislation

    3. 48.Minor and consequential amendments

    4. 49.Repeals and revocations

  11. Final provisions

    1. 50.Crown application

    2. 51.Commencement

    3. 52.Extent

    4. 53.Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Provisions applicable to inquiries etc under Northern Ireland legislation

    2. Schedule 2

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. Part 1 Acts of Parliament

      2. Part 2 Acts of the Scottish Parliament

      3. Part 3 Northern Ireland legislation

    3. Schedule 3

      Repeals and revocations

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