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Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954

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1Meaning of certain expressions as used in this Act.F2N.I.

For the purposes of this Act—

(a)“Act” means an Act of the Parliament of Northern Ireland[F1 or an Act of the Assembly];

(b)“enactment” means an Act or a statutory instrument or any provision of an Act or statutory instrument;

(c)“instrument” includes an Order in Council, order or warrant (other than an order made or a warrant issued by a court), scheme, rule, regulation, or bye-law;

(d)“statutory instrument” means an instrument made under an Act;

(e)“statutory document” means any document issued under an Act other than a statutory instrument or an order of a court;

(f)“statutory provision” means any provision of a statute or instrument made under a statute (by whatsoever Parliament[F1 or Assembly] passed or by whomsoever made) for the time being in force in Northern Ireland,F1. . . ;

(g)“transferred provision” means—

(i)an enactment;

(ii)a statute passed either before the date of the commencement of the Union with Ireland Act, 1800 [1800 c.67] , by the Parliament of England, the Parliament of Great Britain or the Parliament of Ireland, or after that date by the Parliament of the United Kingdom, being a statute extending to Northern Ireland and relating to a matter in respect of which the Parliament of Northern Ireland[F1 had power] to make laws;

(iii)an instrument made under or by virtue of any such statute; and

(iv)any provision of any such statute or instrument.

F1SI 1999/663

F2The Act has frequently been applied by other legislation: for details see the Chronological Table of the Statutes (NI)

Non-textual amendments applied to the whole Legislation can be found in the Introduction

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