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Motor Vehicle Testing (Extension) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Motor Vehicle Testing (Extension) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996.

(2) In this Order “the 1995 Order” means the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995.


2.—(1) This Order shall come into operation in relation to motor vehicles—

(a)first registered before 1st April 1991, on 1st April 1996;

(b)first registered on or after 1st April 1991 and before 1st April 1992, on the 5th anniversary of that registration;

(c)first registered on or after 1st April 1992, on 1st April 1996;

(d)described in Article 63(2)(b) of the 1995 Order, on 1st January 1997.

(2) In paragraph (1) “first registered” means first registered under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994(1) or any earlier corresponding legislation.

Extension of motor vehicle testing

3.  Articles 63(2) and 78(3) of the 1995 Order shall have effect with the substitution for each reference to 5 years, of a reference to 4 years.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on


Trevor Pearson

Assistant Secretary

15th January 1996.

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