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The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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6.—(1) The Department may, if it thinks fit, before deciding an application for compensation under this Schedule, refer any question arising in connection with the application for inquiry and report by a person appointed by it under this paragraph.

(2) In any such case the applicant shall be informed of the identity of the appointed person and of the question or questions referred and shall be given an opportunity to make representations to the appointed person including oral representations if he so wishes.

(3) The Department may pay to any person attending at any place for the purpose of making such representations such travelling and other allowances as would be payable in connection with attendance at an industrial tribunal.

(4) A person may be appointed by the Department under this paragraph either for the purposes of a particular reference or for the purpose of such references as may from time to time be made to him; and the Department may pay to a person so appointed such remuneration and such travelling and other allowances as it may determine with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel.

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