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COMMISSIONS OF INQUIRY ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

   1.   Power to issue commissions into matters of public nature, etc.

   2.   Power to appoint fresh commissioners and to alter and revoke commissions.

   3.   Commissions not affected by change of Minister.

   4.   Oath of office by commissioners.

   5.   Power to appoint secretary; secretary's duties.

   6.   Duties of commissioners.

   7.   Division of opinion of commissioners.

   8.   Commissioners' power for regulating proceedings.

   9.   Power to summon and examine witnesses.

   10.   Nonliability of commissioners to suit.

   11.   Witnesses.

   12.   Appearance of advocate.

   13.   Police officers detailed to attend commissioners.

   14.   Remuneration to commissioners, etc.

   15.   Commissions, etc. to be published in Gazette.

   16.   Proceedings for penalties.

      First Schedule   Form of oath or affirmation to be taken by a commissioner.

      Second Schedule   Summons to a witness.

CHAPTER 166
COMMISSIONS OF INQUIRY ACT.

Commencement: 15 August, 1914.

   An Act to make provision for holding commissions of inquiry.

1.   Power to issue commissions into matters of public nature, etc.

   (1) The Minister may issue a commission appointing one or more commissioners and authorising those commissioners, or any quorum of them mentioned in the commission, to inquire into the conduct of any officer in the public service of Uganda, the conduct of any chief, the conduct or management of any department of the public service or of any public or local institution, or into any matter in which an inquiry would be for the public welfare.

   (2) Each such commission shall specify the subject of inquiry and may, if there is more than one commissioner, direct which commissioner shall be chairperson, and direct where and when the inquiry shall be made, and the report of the inquiry rendered, and prescribe how the commission shall be executed, and may direct whether the inquiry shall or shall not be held in public.

   (3) In the absence of a direction to the contrary, the inquiry shall be held in public, but the commissioners shall, nevertheless, be entitled to exclude any particular person for the preservation of order, for the due conduct of the inquiry or for any other reason.

2.   Power to appoint fresh commissioners and to alter and revoke commissions.

   If any commissioner is or becomes unable or unwilling to

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