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The Statistics of Trade and Employment (Northern Ireland) Order 1988

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2.—(1) Subject to paragraph (5), 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—

  • “census” means a census under this Order;

  • “computer” means an electronic device for storing, processing or retrieving information;

  • [F1the Department” means the Department of Finance and Personnel;]

  • “Government department” means a Northern Ireland department or a department of the Government of the United Kingdom;

  • “plant” includes any machinery, equipment or appliance;

  • “prescribed” means prescribed by order made by the Department;

  • “public body” means a body established under a statutory provision;

  • “statutory provision” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) [1954 c. 33 (N.I.)] 1954;

  • “undertaking” means—


    any undertaking by way of trade or business, whether or not the trade or business is carried on for profit; and


    any other undertaking providing employment in respect of which Class 1 contributions are payable under the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act [1975 c. 15] 1975.

(3) For the purposes of this Order, where an undertaking is wholly or partly carried on by means of branches situated at several premises, a Northern Ireland department may agree with the persons carrying on the undertaking that for the purposes of all or any of the provisions of this Order a separate undertaking shall be deemed to be carried on at all or any of the branches by the branch manager or such other person as may be specified in the agreement, and any such agreement may contain such supplemental provisions as may be expedient for giving effect thereto and shall continue in force for such term and shall be subject to such provisions as to variation and revocation as may be specified in the agreement.

(4) References in this Order to articles shall be construed as including references to substances, plant, vehicles, vessels and animals, and as including references to water, gas and electricity.

(5) In its application to the service of documents under this Order section 24 of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) [1954 c. 33 (N.I.)] 1954 shall have effect with the omission of the word “ registering ” in subsection (1).

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