Inquiries Act, 1967
- Commenced on 21 July 1967
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Inquiries Act.
2. Power to issue commissions
3. Amendment or revocation of commissionA commission may be altered by a subsequent commission, or may be revoked by statutory instrument.
4. Power to appoint fresh commissionersIf a commissioner is or becomes unwilling to act or dies, the President may, by statutory instrument, appoint a commissioner in his place.
5. Duty of commissionersIt shall be the duty of commissioners, or where a single commissioner is appointed, of that commissioner, to make a full, faithful and impartial inquiry in accordance with the terms of the commission concerned and to report the result of the inquiry to the President.
6. Commissioner to take oath or make affirmationEvery commissioner shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, take and subscribe before a Judge, an oath or an affirmation, for the due execution of his office, in the form set out in Part I of the First Schedule.
7. Immunity from suit of commissionerNo commissioner shall be liable to any action or suit for anything done by him as such commissioner.
8. Exercise of powersThe functions imposed or conferred on the commissioners by or under this Act, other than those referred to in section five, may be discharged by all the commissioners acting jointly or by any one of them acting singly, or, where a single commissioner is appointed, by that commissioner, or, by any person acting under their or his direction; and where the commissioners are required to be satisfied in respect of any matter before discharging any function, it shall be sufficient if the person discharging that function is so satisfied.
9. Appointment and functions of secretary
10. Employment of experts and assistants
12. Appearance of legal practitioners and other persons
13. Regulation of proceedings
14. Powers of commissioners
15. Evidence may be taken by commission
16. Power to cause investigation to be made before issuing a commission
17. OffencesIf any person—
18. Payment of fees, remuneration or expensesAny fees, remuneration or expenses payable under this Act shall be paid out of moneys appropriated by Parliament for the purpose.
History of this document
31 December 1996 this version
21 July 1967