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Equal Pay (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Amendment of the Equal Pay Act (Northern Ireland) 1970

2.—(1) Section 2A of the Equal Pay Act (Northern Ireland) 1970(1) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1), for the words from “shall not determine” to the end there is substituted—

may either—

(a)proceed to determine that question; or

(b)unless it is satisfied that there are no reasonable grounds for determining that the work is of equal value as so mentioned, require a member of the panel of independent experts to prepare a report with respect to that question;

and, if it requires the preparation of a report under paragraph (b), it shall not determine that question unless it has received the report..

(3) In subsection (2) the words “paragraph (a) of” are omitted, and for the words “that paragraph” there is substituted “that subsection”.


1970 c. 32 (N.I.); section 2A was inserted by regulation 3(1) of the Equal Pay (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1984 (S.R. 1984 No. 16)

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