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The AIDS (Control) (Northern Ireland) Order 1987


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Statutory Instruments

1987 No. 1832 (N.I. 18)


The AIDS (Control) (Northern Ireland) Order 1987


21st October 1987

Laid before Parliament

2nd November 1987

Coming into Operation

22nd November 1987

At the Court of Saint James, the 21st day of October 1987


The Counsellors of State in Council

Whereas Her Majesty in pursuance of the Regency Acts 1937 to 1953, was pleased, by Letters Patent dated the 17th day of September 1987, to delegate to the six Counsellors of State therein named or any two or more of them full power and authority during the period of Her Majesty’s absence from the United Kingdom to summon and hold on Her Majesty’s behalf Her Privy Council and to signify thereat Her Majesty’s approval for anything for which Her Majesty’s approval in Council is required:

And whereas this Order is made only for purposes corresponding to those of the AIDS (Control) Act [1987 c. 33] 1987:

Now, therefore, His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew Duke of York and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, being authorised thereto by the said Letters Patent, and in pursuance of the powers conferred by paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Act [1974 c. 28] 1974 (as modified by section 2 of that Act of 1987) and all other powers enabling Her Majesty, and by and with the advice of Her Majesty’s Privy Council, do on Her Majesty’s behalf order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

Title and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the AIDS (Control) (Northern Ireland) Order 1987.

(2) This Order shall come into operation on the expiration of one month from the day on which it is made.


2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) [1954 c. 33 (N.I.)] 1954 shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

“AIDS” means Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome;

“Board” means a Health and Social Services Board;

“the Department” means the Department of Health and Social Services;

HIV” means Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Periodical reports on matters relating to AIDS and HIV

3.—(1) Reports shall be made in accordance with this Article to the Department by each Board.

(2) The reports—

(a)shall contain the information specified in the Schedule and such other relevant information as the Department may direct; and

(b)shall be published by the Board by which they are made.

(3) The reports shall be in such form and shall be made at such times or intervals and relate to such periods as the Department may direct, but those periods shall not be more than twelve months and the first reports shall be made and published not later than the end of 1988.

(4) The Department may, by order subject to negative resolution, amend the Schedule either by altering or deleting any of the matters for the time being specified in it or by specifying additional relevant information.

(5) Directions under paragraph (3) may require reports in respect of periods falling wholly or partly before the commencement of this Order.

(6) In this Article “relevant information” means information relating to, or to any matter connected with, AIDS or HIV.

G. I. de Deney

Clerk of the Privy Council

Article 3.


1.  The number of persons known to the Board to be persons with AIDS at the end of the period to which the report relates (“the reporting period”) having been diagnosed as such—

(a)in that period; and

(b)up to the end of that period,

by facilities or services provided by the Board.

2.  The number of persons known to the Board to have been diagnosed as persons with AIDS by such facilities or services in the reporting period or a previous reporting period and to have died—

(a)in the reporting period; and

(b)up to the end of the reporting period.

3.  Where the number to be reported under any of the foregoing provisions is between one and nine (inclusive) the report shall state only that the number is less than ten.

4.  Particulars of the facilities and services provided by the Board, or known to it to have been provided in its area by others, in the reporting period for testing for, and preventing the spread of, AIDS and HIV and for treating, counselling and caring for persons with AIDS or infected with HIV.

5.  The number of persons employed by the Board wholly or mainly in providing in the reporting period such facilities and services as are mentioned in paragraph 4.

6.  An estimate of the facilities and services which the Board will provide in the twelve months following the reporting period for the purposes mentioned in paragraph 4.

7.  Particulars of action taken by the Board, or known to it to have been taken in its area by others, in the reporting period to educate the public in relation to AIDS and HIV and to provide training for testing for AIDS and HIV and for the treatment, counselling and care of persons with AIDS or infected with HIV.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order, which is made only for purposes corresponding to those of the AIDS (Control) Act 1987, requires Health and Social Services Boards in Northern Ireland to make, and publish, reports on specified matters relating to Aids and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

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