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The Equality Commission (Time Limits) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Equality Commission (Time Limits) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001 and shall come into operation on 26th February 2001.

(2) In these Regulations—

  • the “Order” means the Equality (Disability, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 2000;

  • the “annual report” means the report submitted by the Commission to the Office in accordance with paragraph 5 of Schedule 8 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998(1);

  • an “information notice” means a notice served by the Commission under paragraph 4(1) of Schedule 1 (power to obtain information for the purposes of a formal investigation);

  • the “investigation report” means the report which the Commission is required to prepare of its findings in a formal investigation under paragraph 7 of Schedule 1;

  • the “reporting period” means eighteen months beginning with the day on which notice of the holding of the investigation and the terms of reference is first served or published in accordance with sub-paragraph (3) or (4) of paragraph 2 of Schedule 1, as the case may be;

  • “Schedule 1” means Schedule 1 to the Order; and

  • the “terms of reference” means the terms of reference for a formal investigation which are required to be drawn up under paragraph 2 of Schedule 1.

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1998 c. 47; paragraph 5 of Schedule 8 is amended by Article 19 of S.I. 2000/1110 (N.I. 2); see also S.R. 1999 No. 481, Article 4(a) and Schedule 2, Part I for transfer of functions

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