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Electronic Communications Act (Northern Ireland) 2001

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2.—(1) In this Act “the appropriate department”, in relation to any matter, means (subject to subsection (2)) the Northern Ireland department which is responsible for that matter.

(2) In the case of any matter for which more than one Northern Ireland department is responsible, references to the appropriate department are references to any one or more of those departments acting (in the case of more than one) jointly.

(3) Subject to subsection (4), an order under section 1 shall be subject to negative resolution.

(4) Subsection (3) does not apply in the case of an order a draft of which has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Assembly.

An order under section 1 may—

(a)provide for any conditions or requirements imposed by such an order to be framed by reference to the directions of such persons as may be specified in or determined in accordance with the order;

(b)provide that any such condition or requirement is to be satisfied only where a person so specified or determined is satisfied as to specified matters.

(6) An order under section 1 may include incidental, supplemental, consequential and transitional provision, including provision modifying any statutory provision or any scheme, licence, authorisation or approval issued, granted or given by or under any statutory provision.

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C2S. 2(5) modified by S.I. 1998/1506 (N.I. 10), art. 74(5B) as inserted (2.5.2016) by The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006), arts. 2(2), 108(2); S.R. 2016/215, art. 2(6)(a)

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