Explanatory Memorandum

Commissioner for Older People Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

2011 CHAPTER 1

25 January 2011

Commentary on Sections

Section 17 - Evidence in formal investigations

This Section sets out the type of evidence or information which the Commissioner may have access to in order to conduct a formal investigation.

In this Section the Commissioner is given the power, when carrying out a formal investigation, to obtain the information he/she needs from the person who holds it.  The Commissioner is given powers equivalent to those of the High Court when it comes to interviewing people and requiring documents or other papers to be disclosed and released.