Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (Amendment) Act 2005

Amendment of section 23 (inquiry officers) of Principal Act.

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16.—Section 23 of the Principal Act is amended—

( a) by substituting the following subsection for subsection (1):

“(1) The Commission may authorise such and so many members of its staff or such and so many consultants or members of their staffs as it may determine (referred to in this Act as ‘authorised officers’) to perform the functions conferred on authorised officers by this section.”,

( b) in subsections (2) to (8) by substituting ‘authorised officer’ for ‘inquiry officer’, in each place where it occurs, and

( c) by adding the following subsection after subsection (8):

“(9) In addition to the functions specified in the preceding subsections, an authorised officer shall, for the purpose of assisting the Investigation Committee and the Commission in the performance of their functions, perform such other functions as the Investigation Committee may determine and specify in writing for the purposes of this subsection.”.