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77.—(1) [F1Subject to paragraph (3)] Nothing in this Order shall—
(a)be construed as affecting a provision to which this paragraph applies; or
(b)render unlawful an act which is done in order to give effect to such a provision.
(2) Paragraph (1) applies to a provision for conferring benefits on persons of a particular religious belief or a particular political opinion (disregarding any benefits to persons not of that belief or opinion which are exceptional or are relatively insignificant), being a provision—
(a)which is contained in a statutory provision or other instrument; and
(b)which has been enacted or made for purposes which are exclusively charitable according to the law of Northern Ireland.
[F1(3) Paragraph (1) does not apply to an act which is unlawful by virtue of a provision referred to in Article 3(2B).]
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