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3.—(1) The body corporate established by Article 12 of the principal Order with the name of the Health and Safety Agency for Northern Ireland shall be known instead as “the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland”.
(2) In Article 12 of the principal Order (establishment of the Executive)—
(a)after paragraph (2) there shall be inserted—
“(2A) The Head of the Department may, after consultation with the Executive, appoint one of the members to be deputy chairman of the Executive.”;
(b)after paragraph (4) there shall be added—
“(5) The functions of the Executive, and of its officers and servants, shall be performed on behalf of the Crown.
(6) For the purpose of any civil proceedings arising out of those functions, the [1947 c. 44.] Crown Proceedings Act 1947 shall apply to the Executive as if it were a Department of Her Majesty's Government in Northern Ireland within the meaning of that Act.
(7) The Department may by order subject to negative resolution amend paragraph (1) so far as it regulates the number of members of the Executive.”.
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