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Industrial Tribunals (Interest on Awards in Sex and Disability Discrimination Cases) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Industrial Tribunals (Interest on Awards in Sex and Disability Discrimination Cases) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 26th January 1997.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the 1970 Act” means the Equal Pay (Northern Ireland) Act 1970(1);

“the 1976 Order” means the Sex Discrimination Order (Northern Ireland) 1976(2);

“the 1995 Act” means the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;

“the 1993 Regulations” shall be construed in accordance with regulation 2;

“an award under the relevant legislation” means—


an award under the 1970 Act of arrears of remuneration or damages, or


an order under Article 65(1)(b) of the 1976 Order or section 8(2)(b) of the 1995 Act for payment of compensation,

but does not include an award of costs under rule 12 in Schedule 1 to the Industrial Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(3), even if the award of costs or expenses is made in the same proceedings as an award under the relevant legislation; and

“tribunal” means an industrial tribunal established in pursuance of regulations made under, or having effect as if made under Article 3 of the Industrial Tribunals (Northern Ireland) Order 1996(4).

(3) In these Regulations, any reference to a tribunal includes, in relation to any order under Article 65(1)(b) of the 1976 Order for payment of compensation, any tribunal which under section 6 of the Fair Employment (Northern Ireland) Act 1989 has the jurisdiction, and exercises the powers, of the tribunal.

(4) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(5) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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