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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 2: Collection officers

This Section provides how collection officers are to be designated and the functions they will have.  Collection officers will be civil servants designated by the Department of Justice (Section 2(1)) who can provide information and advice and whose role is to ensure collection orders are complied with (Section 2(2)).  Section 2(3) provides a regulation making power to allow modification of the functions of collection officers should it prove necessary. This power will be subject to draft affirmative procedure in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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