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The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

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Repeal or modification of provisions requiring different treatment of different categories of employeesN.I.

11.—(1) In section 21 of the Factories Act (Northern Ireland) 1965F1 (prohibition on cleaning of machinery by any woman or young person), the words “woman or” shall be omitted in both places where they occur.

(2) In section 17 of the Office and Shop Premises Act (Northern Ireland) 1966F2 (fencing of exposed parts of machinery)—

(a)subsection (3);

(b)in subsection (4), the words from “, except when any” onwards; and

(c)subsection (5),

shall cease to have effect.

(3) In sections 42(1), 43 and 44 of the Mines Act (Northern Ireland) 1969F3 (under which winding and rope haulage apparatus and conveyors are to be operated by or under the supervision of competent male persons who have attained the ages there specified), the word “male” shall be omitted wherever occurring.

(4) In section 93 of that Act (prohibition on heavy work by any woman or young person), the words “woman or young” shall be omitted in both places where they occur.

(5) Section 106(1) of that Act (prohibition of employment of woman in job requiring a significant proportion of the employee's time to be spent underground) shall cease to have effect.

(6) In Schedule 2—

(a)the provisions of the instruments listed in Part I (which require different treatment of different categories of employees) shall cease to have effect; and

(b)the provisions of the instruments mentioned in Part II shall have effect subject to the amendments there specified (which assimilate the treatment of different categories of employees).

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