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New Deal (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the New Deal (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 11th May 1998.

(2) In this Order—

“the New Deal” means the arrangements known by that name and made under section 1 of the 1950 Act for which only persons who are aged 18 years or over and less than 26 years immediately prior to entry are eligible and which are designed to help New Deal participants to obtain work or to improve their prospects of obtaining work;

“the New Deal Components” means any of the following, that is to say, the programmes of employment or employment-related training under the New Deal known individually as “the Full-time Education and Training Option”, “the Voluntary Sector Option” and “the Environmental Task Force Option”;

“training allowance” means a payment made by the Department to a New Deal participant in connection with his participation in one or more of the New Deal components;

and a person is, or, as the case may be, was, at any material time, a “New Deal participant” if he is, or as the case may be, was, at that time, using facilities provided for him in pursuance of one or more of the New Deal components.

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