||Title:||COMMISSIONS OF INQUIRY ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||2||Heading:||Appointment of Commission||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
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(1) The Governor in Council may appoint one or more Commissioners (hereinafter referred to as a Commission) to inquire into the conduct or management of any public body, the conduct of any public officer or into any matter whatsoever which is, in his opinion, of public importance.
(2) When appointing a Commission under subsection (1) the Governor in Council may-
(3) Where a new Commissioner has been appointed under subsection (2), it shall not be necessary for any evidence which may have been taken before the Commission prior to such appointment to be retaken.
(a) nominate a Chairman if 2 or more Commissioners are appointed, and confer on such Chairman a second or casting vote for use where the Commission shall, in any case, be equally divided on any question arising during the proceedings;
(b) fix the quorum at meetings thereof if 2 or more Commissioners are appointed;
(c) appoint a secretary to the Commission, assistant secretaries and other staff;
(d) appoint a legal adviser to the Commission;
(e) appoint additional Commissioners or persons in substitution for Commissioners who may die, resign, refuse to act, or become incapable of acting.
(4) The appointment of a Commission shall be published in the Gazette.