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


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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990.

(2) Except as provided by paragraph (3), this Order shall come into operation on the expiration of two months from the day on which it is made.

(3) The following provisions shall come into operation on such day or days as the Head of the Department may by order appoint, namely—

(a)Article 11(5);

(b)Article 12(1) and Part II of Schedule 3 so far as they repeal section 117A of the Factories Act (Northern Ireland) 1965(1);

(c)paragraph 5 of Schedule 4 and Article 19(1) so far as relating thereto;

(d)Part II of Schedule 5 and Article 19(2) so far as relating thereto.


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

  • “act” includes a deliberate omission;

  • “the Department” means the Department of Economic Development;

  • “enactment” includes an enactment contained in an Act of Parliament or in an Act of the Parliament of Northern Ireland or a Measure or an Order in Council having the same effect as such an Act or a Measure; and “enacted” in relation to such an Order in Council means made;

  • “instrument” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(c) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(2);

  • “the 1976 Order” means the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976(3);

  • “vocational training” includes advanced vocational training and retraining.

(3) Any reference in this Order to vocational training shall be construed as including a reference to vocational guidance.

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