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7Power to add to jurisdiction of Lands Tribunal.N.I.

(1)The Ministry may, by order made subject to affirmative resolution, direct that questions which are required or authorised by any transferred provision whether passed before or after the passing of this Act (other than a question authorised by any of the foregoing provisions of this Part to be so referred and determined) to be referred to and determined by any statutory tribunal shall or may be determined instead by the Lands Tribunal if it appears to the Ministry that the questions are appropriate for the Lands Tribunal as involving valuation of land or for other reasons.

(2)An order made under this section may make such supplementary and consequential provisions (including provisions for modifying or repealing any enactment for the time being in force) as may be necessary or expedient for the purposes of the order, and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, may—

(a)make decisions of the Lands Tribunal in the exercise of the jurisdiction transferred enforceable in the like manner as those of the statutory tribunal from which the jurisdiction was transferred;

(b)make special provision as to the selection of members to deal with a case and as to their sitting with assessors;

(c)apply with or without modifications to the exercise of that jurisdiction by the Lands Tribunal, or repeal, any provisions as to procedure which governed its exercise by the statutory tribunal;

(d)preserve the effect of things done in or for the purpose of the exercise of that jurisdiction by the statutory tribunal.

(3)Where the Lands Tribunal is exercising any jurisdiction transferred to it by an order made under this section, section 8 shall have effect subject to the provisions of any order so made with respect to that jurisdiction.

(4)In this section “statutory tribunal” means any Government department, authority or person entrusted with the determination as arbitrator or otherwise of questions arising under an enactment, but does not include any of the ordinary courts of law or a tribunal consisting of one or more than one judge of any of those courts.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 7(1)(2) functions transferred from Department of Finance and Personnel to Department of Justice (1.4.2011) by Departments (Transfer of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (S.R. 2011/44), art. 5 (with art. 8(2))