976. Public and private hearings.

976.     Public and private hearings.

All hearings must be held in private unless the tribunal1 considers that it is in the interests of justice for the hearing to be held in public2.

If a hearing is held in public, the tribunal may give a direction that part of the hearing is to be held in private3.

Where a hearing, or part of it, is to be held in private, the tribunal may determine who is permitted to attend the hearing or part of it4.

The tribunal may give a direction excluding from any hearing, or part of it:

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    (1)     any