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The Hearing Officer Standards Panel (HOSP) is responsible for the development and assessment of hearing officers and the maintenance of appropriate standards in the opposition and hearings process, including adherence to the principles of conduct.

The standards panel generally comprises the Deputy Commissioner (OEP) and a number of experienced hearing officers representing each main technology grouping.

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