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—
“the Department” means the Department of the Environment;
“the principal Act” means the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972(2);
(3) Expressions used in this Order and in the principal Act have the same meaning in this Order as in that Act.