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Explanatory Memorandum to Vehicle Testing (Temporary Exemptions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

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7.The Order contains 2 Articles. Article 1 is the introductory provision. Article 2 forms the main body of the Order and is described below.

Article 2 (1) amends the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 to confer the regulation making power in relation to Certificates of Temporary Exemption. It inserts a new Article 63(7A) into the Order of 1995 that will allow the Department to make regulations prescribing the circumstances for the issue of Certificates of Temporary Exemption in respect of vehicles.

Article 2 (2) amends Article 64 of the Order of 1995. It repeals Article 64(4) which is made redundant by the new Article 63(7A) and makes minor consequential amendments to Article 64(5).

Article 2 (3)amends Article 72 of the Order of 1995. It inserts a new sub-paragraph, Article 72(2)(bb), which will confer on the Department the power to make regulations to permit the use of a Certificate of Temporary Exemption for the purpose of obtaining a vehicle excise licence.

Article 2 (4) amends Article 180 of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981. It inserts a new paragraph 9 into Article 180 that will provide a police constable the power to require the production of a Certificate of Temporary Exemption for a vehicle or a goods vehicle.

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