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The Construction Contracts Exclusion Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

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The Construction Contracts (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 makes provision in relation to the terms of construction contracts. Article 5 confers power on the Department to exclude descriptions of contracts from the operation of the 1997 Order. This Order excludes contracts of four descriptions.

Article 2 excludes agreements made under specified statutory provisions dealing with road works, planning obligations, externally financed NHS Trust agreements and water and sewerage services. Article 3 excludes agreements entered into by specified public bodies under the private finance initiative. Article 4 excludes finance agreements. Article 5 excludes development agreements, which contain provision for the disposal of an estate in land.

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