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The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

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56.—(1) The Secretary of State may, by order, make such provision (including provision amending any statutory provision, including this Order) as he thinks necessary or expedient in consequence of or having regard to any relevant England and Wales legislation or any relevant Scottish legislation.

(2) An order may—

(a)include provision for treating a person to whom a monitoring provision applies as if he were subject to monitoring in relation to regulated activity;

(b)confer power to make subordinate legislation.

(3) Relevant England and Wales legislation is any provision applying in England or Wales made by or under an Act of Parliament which the Secretary of State thinks—

(a)corresponds to provision made by or under this Order,

(b)makes monitoring provision, or

(c)affects the operation of any provision made by or under this Order.

(4) Relevant Scottish legislation is any provision made by or under an Act of the Scottish Parliament which the Secretary of State thinks—

(a)corresponds to provision made by or under this Order,

(b)makes monitoring provision, or

(c)affects the operation of any provision made by or under this Order.

(5) Monitoring provision is provision for the collation and disclosure of information relating to persons who engage or wish to engage in activity which the Secretary of State thinks corresponds to regulated activity with children or vulnerable adults.

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