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(1)The chairman may award reasonable amounts to a person—
(a)by way of compensation for loss of time, or
(b)in respect of expenses properly incurred, or to be incurred,
in attending, or otherwise in relation to, the inquiry.
(2)The power to make an award under this section includes power, where the chairman considers it appropriate, to award amounts in respect of legal representation.
(3)A person is eligible for an award under this section only if he is—
(a)a person attending the inquiry to give evidence or to produce any document or other thing, or
(b)a person who, in the opinion of the chairman, has such a particular interest in the proceedings or outcome of the inquiry as to justify such an award.
(4)The power to make an award under this section is subject to such conditions or qualifications as may be determined by the Minister and notified by him to the chairman.
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