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The Departments (Northern Ireland) Order 1999

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SCHEDULES

Article 3.

SCHEDULE 1THE NORTHERN IRELAND DEPARTMENTS

  • The Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

  • The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

  • The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

  • The Department of Education

  • The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

  • The Department of the Environment

  • The Department of Finance and Personnel

  • The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

  • The Department of Higher and Further Education, Training and Employment

  • The Department for Regional Development

  • The Department for Social Development

Article 9(1).

SCHEDULE 2CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

The Administrative Provisions Act (Northern Ireland) 1926 (c. 4 (N.I.))

In section 1(2) for “Ministries of Northern Ireland Act, 1921 and of any other enactment of the Parliament of Northern Ireland” substitute “Departments (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 and of any other enactment”.

The Land Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1932 (c. 16 (N.I.))

In section 2(1) for “Ministries of Northern Ireland Act, 1921” substitute “Departments (Northern Ireland) Order 1999”.

The Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966 (c. 17 (N.I.))

In section 204 for “section 3 of the Ministries of Northern Ireland Act (Northern Ireland) 1921” substitute “Article 7 of the Departments (Northern Ireland) Order 1999”.

The Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (NI 12)

In Parts I and II of Schedule 1 for the words from “Any officer, officers or committee” to “Ministries of Northern Ireland Act (Northern Ireland) 1921” substitute “Any officer acting by virtue of a Minute made by the Minister of a department under Article 4(2)(b) of the Departments (Northern Ireland) Order 1999”.

The Industrial Development (Northern Ireland) Order 1982 (NI 15)

In Article 4(2)(a) for “section 1(3) of the Ministries of Northern Ireland Act (Northern Ireland) 1921” substitute “Article 4(2) of the Departments (Northern Ireland) Order 1999”.

In Article 4(2)(b) for “section 1(3)” substitute “Article 4(2)”.

The Civil Service (Management Functions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994 (NI 9)

In Article 4(4) for “Ministries Act (Northern Ireland) 1944” substitute “Departments (Northern Ireland) Order 1999”.

The Ombudsman (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (NI 8)

In Schedule 2—

(a)at the appropriate places in alphabetical order insert—

  • Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

  • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

  • Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

  • Department of Higher and Further Education, Training and Employment

  • Department for Regional Development

  • Department for Social Development

  • Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister;

(b)the following entries shall cease to have effect—

  • Department of Agriculture

  • Department of Economic Development

  • Department of Health and Social Services;

(c)for Notes 1 to 3 substitute—

1.  The reference to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure includes the Public Record Office.

2.  The reference to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment includes the Registry of Credit Unions.

3.  The reference to the Department of Finance and Personnel includes the General Register Office, the Land Registry, the Registry of Deeds and the Commissioner of Valuation..

Article 9(2).

SCHEDULE 3REPEALS

Chapter or NumberShort titleExtent of repeal
1921 c. 6 (N.I.).The Ministries of Northern Ireland Act (Northern Ireland) 1921.The whole Act.
1925 c. 3 (N.I.).The Administrative Provisions Act (Northern Ireland) 1925.Section 4(1) and (2).
Section 5.
1944 c. 14 (N.I.).The Ministries Act (Northern Ireland) 1944.The whole Act.
1946 c. 11 (N.I.).The Ministries Act (Northern Ireland) 1946.The whole Act.
1956 c. 17 (N.I.).The Administrative and Financial Provisions Act (Northern Ireland) 1956.Section 16(2).
1973 NI 24.The Ministries (Northern Ireland) Order 1973.The whole Order.
1975 NI 2.The Community Relations (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1975.Article 3.
Article 4(1).
1976 NI 6.The Department of Housing, Local Government and Planning (Dissolution) (Northern Ireland) Order 1976.Article 3(3).
Article 5.
1982 NI 6.The Departments (Northern Ireland) Order 1982.Article 3.
Article 4(2).
Article 6.
1982 NI 11.The Departments (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1982.Article 3.
Article 4(2).
1996 NI 8.The Ombudsman (Northern Ireland) Order 1996.In Schedule 2, the entries relating to the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Economic Development and the Department of Health and Social Services.

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