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The Social Security (Jamaica) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Article 13

Functions of the Committee

(1) The Committee, established under Part 1, Article 3(2), shall be responsible for the co-ordination and any modification of the Programmes of Mutual Assistance to be set out in Instruments in accordance with this Protocol. The Committee shall review the various periods stipulated for performance of the functions to be set out in additional instruments in order to ensure that required standards are met to the extent possible or to modify the stipulated periods, where appropriate.

(2) Any modification to the programme of Mutual Assistance shall be set out in writing. Additional instruments to the Protocol shall be signed by the members of the Committee, or their designees.

(3) The Committee shall be responsible, inter alia, for exchanging information and statistics related to the workloads and other administrative matters associated with the programme of assistance. The form and content of the information and statistics to be exchanged shall be settled by the Committee at its first meeting. The Committee may modify such form and content as may be appropriate in given circumstances.

(4) The Committee shall meet, as required, to review progress and establish programme guidance and priorities, provided however that such meetings shall not normally be held more than once every two years. Meetings of the Committee shall normally be held alternatively in Jamaica and the United Kingdom.

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