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Foyle Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1952

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[F115(1)Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), the Appeals Board may at any time, either of its own motion or on the request of any party, issue a summons, requiring any person to do one or both of the following—N.I.

(a)to attend as a witness before the Appeals Board at the time and place set out in the summons; and

(b)to answer any questions or produce any documents or other material in his possession or under his control which relate to any matter in question in the proceedings.

(2)A request by a party for the issue of a summons under this paragraph shall specify—

(a)upon which facts the witness is to be questioned and the reasons for the examination;

(b)the documents required to be produced.

(3)No person may be required to attend in compliance with a summons under this paragraph unless—

(a)he has been given at least 7 days notice of the hearing; and

(b)he is paid such sum as the Appeals Board may determine.

(4)The Appeals Board may make the summoning of a witness on the request of a party conditional upon the deposit with the Appeals Board of a sum determined by the Appeals Board as sufficient to cover—

(a)the costs of the summons;

(b)the sum referred to in sub-paragraph (3)(b).

(5)The Appeals Board shall advance the funds necessary in connection with the examination of any witnesses summoned by the Appeals Board on its own motion.

(6)If any person—

(a)on being duly summoned to attend as a witness before the Appeals Board does not attend; or

(b)being in attendance, refuses to produce any document or other material in his possession or under his control which he is lawfully required to produce, or to answer any question which he is lawfully required to answer,

he shall be guilty of an offence under this paragraph and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to both.]

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