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The Tourism (Northern Ireland) Order 1992


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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Tourism (Northern Ireland) Order 1992.

(2) This Order (except paragraph 4 of Schedule 3) shall come into operation on such day or days as the Head of the Department may by order appoint.

(3) An order under paragraph (2) may make such transitional provision as appears to the Head of the Department to be necessary or expedient in connection with the provisions brought into operation by the order.


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—

“assist” includes assist financially;

“the Board” means the Northern Ireland Tourist Board;

“the Department” means the Department of Economic Development;

“directions” means directions issued under Article 5 and “direct” shall be construed accordingly;

“provide” and “maintain”, in relation to any amenity, facility or service, have the meanings assigned to them by section 147 of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972(2);

“statutory provision” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(3);

“tourist” means a visitor to Northern Ireland, a person spending his holiday in Northern Ireland or a person travelling for pleasure within Northern Ireland, and “tourism” shall be construed accordingly;

“tourist accommodation” means overnight sleeping accommodation for tourists provided by way of trade or business;

“tourist amenity” means an amenity, facility or service provided primarily for tourists, but does not include tourist accommodation.

(3) Any power of giving directions or making determinations conferred on the Department by any provision of this Order includes power to vary or revoke any directions or determinations given or made under that provision.

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