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CASINO CONTROL ACT 1992 - SECT 143
Authority may hold inquiries
143 Authority may hold inquiries
(1) For the purpose of the exercise of its functions under this Act, the
Authority may arrange for the holding of inquiries in public or in private
presided over by a member of the Authority or by some other person appointed
by the Authority to preside.
(2) Evidence may be taken on oath or affirmation
at an inquiry, and for that purpose--
(a) the person presiding at the inquiry
may require a person appearing at the inquiry who wishes to give evidence to
take an oath or to make an affirmation in a form approved by the person
(b) a key official may administer an oath or affirmation to a
person so appearing at the inquiry.
(3) The person presiding at an inquiry is
not bound by the rules or practice of evidence and may inform himself or
herself on any matter in such manner as the person considers appropriate.
A reference in this section to an inquiry includes a reference to an inquiry
held for the purpose of enabling a person to make submissions to the Authority
and a reference to the giving of evidence includes a reference to the making
of those submissions.
(5) The person presiding at an inquiry is required to
report to the Authority on the results of the inquiry and is subject to the
control and direction of the Authority with respect to the matters that are to
be the subject of inquiry, the procedures to be adopted at an inquiry and the
time within which the person is to report to the Authority.
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