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Public Services Ombudsman Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 4: Abolition of existing offices

As a consequence of the establishment of the NIPSO, the existing offices of the Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints are abolished.  Those offices were regulated by the Ombudsman (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 and the Commissioner for Complaints (Northern Ireland) Order 1996.  Both these Orders are repealed by this Act.  Schedule 2 sets out how the staff, assets and liabilities of those existing offices are transferred to the office of the NIPSO.

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