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The Consumer Protection (Northern Ireland) Order 1987


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2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) 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—

“aircraft” includes gliders, balloons and hovercraft;

“business” includes a trade or profession and the activities of a professional or trade association or of a district council or other public authority;

“conditional sale agreement”, “credit sale agreement” and “hire-purchase agreement” have the same meanings as in the Consumer Credit Act 1974(2) but as if in the definitions in that Act “goods” had the same meaning as in this Order;

“the Department” means the Department of Economic Development;

“gas” means—


any substance in a gaseous state which consists wholly or mainly of—


methane, ethane, propane, butane, hydrogen or carbon monoxide;


a mixture of two or more of those gases; or


a combustible mixture of one or more of those gases and air; and


any other substance in a gaseous state which is gaseous at a temperature of 15°C and a pressure of 1013.25 millibars and is specified in an order made by the Department subject to negative resolution;

“goods” includes substances, growing crops and things comprised in land by virtue of being attached to it and any ship, aircraft or vehicle;

“information” includes accounts, estimates and returns;

“mark” and “trade mark” have the same meanings as in the Trade Marks Act 1938(3);

“modifications” includes additions, alterations and omissions;

“motor vehicle” has the same meaning as in the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(4);

“notice” means a notice in writing;

“officer”, in relation to the Department, means a person authorised in writing to assist the Department in carrying out its functions under or for the purposes of the enforcement of any of the provisions made by or under Part III;

“personal injury” includes any disease and any other impairment of a person’s physical or mental condition;

“premises” includes any place and any ship, aircraft or vehicle;

“records” includes any books or documents and any records in non-documentary form;

“ship” includes any boat and any other description of vessel used in navigation;

“subordinate legislation” means a statutory instrument as defined in section 1(d) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(5);

“substance” means any natural or artificial substance, whether in solid, liquid or gaseous form or in the form of a vapour, and includes substances that are comprised in or mixed with other goods;

“supply” shall be construed in accordance with Article 3.

(3) Section 68(2) of the Trade Marks Act 1938(6) (construction of references to use of a mark) shall apply for the purposes of this Order as it applies for the purposes of that Act.

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