|Amendments proposed to the Northern Ireland (miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, As Amended - continued||House of Commons|
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Amendment of section 18 of the 1998 Act|
Mr David Lidington
NC8*To move the following Clause:
Powers of the NIHRC
NC9*To move the following Clause:
(1) The Commission may for the purpose of any investigation under section 69(8)
(2) For the purpose of any investigation under section 69(8) the Commission shall appoint a chair of the investigation.
(3) The chair of any investigation appointed pursuant to subsection (2) may by notice require a person to attend at a time and place stated in the notice
(7) In deciding whether to revoke or vary a notice pursuant to subsection (6)(b), the chair must consider the public interest in the information in question being obtained by the investigation, having regard to the likely importance of the information.
(8) For the purposes of this section a thing is under a person's control if it is in his possession or if he has a right to possession of it.
69B Privileged information
(1) A person may not under section 69A be required to give, produce or provide any evidence or document if
69C Powers of entry and inspection for purposes of investigations
(1) Where the chair considers it necessary to do so for the proper conduct of an investigation, any person authorised by the chair may, at any reasonable time, enter any premises managed by a public authority.
(2) On entering any premises under this section, an authorised person may
(4) Nothing in this section authorises a person to enter any premises (or any part of any premises) used wholly or mainly as a private dwelling.
(5) In this section 'public authority' has the same meaning as in the Human Rights Act 1998.
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if he fails without reasonable excuse to do anything that he is required to do by a notice under section 69A.
(2) A person is guilty of an offence if during the course of an investigation he does anything that is intended to have the effect of
(3) A person is guilty of an offence if during the course of an investigation
(4) A person does not commit an offence under subsections (2) or (3) by doing anything that he is authorised or required to do
(6) Proceedings for an offence under subsections (1) or (5) may be instituted only by the chair.
(7) Proceedings for an offence under subsections (2) or (3) may be instituted only by or with the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland.
(8) A person who is guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level three on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.
69E Enforcement by the High Court
(1) Where a person
(2) The High Court, after hearing any evidence or representations on a matter certified to it under subsection (1), may make such order by way of enforcement or otherwise as it could make if the matter had arisen in proceedings before the court.".'.
Removal of nationality requirements in Northern Ireland: Removal of existing nationality requirements
NC10*To move the following Clause:
'(1) Section 3 of the Act of Settlement (which, subject to exceptions, prevents persons born outside the United Kingdom from holding certain offices) does not prevent any person from being employed or holding office in a civil capacity under the Crown
Removal of nationality requirements in Northern Ireland: Power to impose new nationality requirements
NC11*To move the following Clause:
'(1) Rules may be made with regard to posts falling within the scope of section [A] imposing requirements as to nationality which must be satisfied by a person employed or holding office in a civil capacity under the Crown specified in the rules.
(2) The rules may not apply to nationals of the European Economic Area.
(3) The rules may be made