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Commissioner for Older People Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 19 - Obstruction and contempt in relation to formal investigation

This Section provides a sanction against obstruction of the Commissioner as he or she conducts a formal investigation.  If anyone, without lawful excuse impedes the Commissioner in the conduct of the investigation or acts in a way which would otherwise constitute contempt of court, the Commissioner can report the matter to the High Court, and it can be dealt with as contempt of court.

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