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The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.

(2) Except as provided by the following provisions of this Article, this Order comes into operation on 1st August 2006.

(3) The following provisions come into operation on the expiration of one week from the date on which this Order is made—

(a)this Part;

(b)Part II (except Articles 18 to 22) in so far as it authorises the making of regulations or orders;

(c)Article 43.

(4) The following provisions come into operation on such day or days as the Department may by order appoint—

(a)Articles 18 to 22;

(b)Articles 31 to 35 and 37;

(c)Part II of Schedule 2 and Article 44(1) so far as relating to that Part;

(d)Part III of Schedule 3 and Article 44(2) so far as relating to that Part.

(5) Articles 27, 28(1), 29 and 30 (and Part II of Schedule 3 and Article 44(2) so far as relating to that Part) come into operation on 1st October 2006, but do not apply in relation to any admission to a school taking effect, or proposed admission to a school which would take effect, at any time before 31st July 2010.

(6) Article 28(2) comes into operation—

(a)if the Secretary of State gives the notification mentioned in section 2(1) of the Northern Ireland Act 2006 (c. 17) before 25th November 2006, on such date as the Department may by order appoint;

(b)if the Secretary of State does not give that notification before 25th November 2006, on that date;

but (in either case) does not apply in relation to any admission to a school taking effect, or proposed admission to a school which would take effect, at any time before 31st July 2010.

(7) No order may be made under paragraph (6)(a) unless a draft of the order has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Assembly.

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