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The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1987


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Transfer of responsibility for education of mentally handicapped children

3.—(1) On 1st April 1987 the following statutory provisions shall cease to have effect, namely—

(a)Article 35 of, and Schedule 12 to, the principal Order (duty of board to determine what children in its area are suffering from a disability of mind of such a nature or to such an extent as to make them unsuitable for education at school and to give notification of such children to health and social services board); and

(b)sections 8, 10 and 11 of the Mental Health Act (Northern Ireland) [1961 c. 15 (N.I.)] 1961 (powers of health and social services board in relation to supervision and training of children requiring special care).

(2) In Article 133 of the principal Order for paragraph (2) (application of Order to persons suffering from mental disorder or detained in pursuance of court order) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(2) No power or duty conferred or imposed by this Order on the Department or boards or parents shall be construed as relating to any person who is detaimed in pursuance of an order made by any court..

(3) The transitional provisions set out in Schedule 1 shall have effect.

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