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Fair Employment (Specification of Public Authorities) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004

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1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Fair Employment (Specification of Public Authorities) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004 and shall come into operation on 1st January 2005.

(2) In this Order –

“the 1998 Order” means the Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998;

“member of the home service forces” means any member of the armed forces whose service (or service otherwise than for the purposes of training) is restricted to Northern Ireland;

“Northern Ireland civil servant” means any person appointed to a situation in the Northern Ireland Civil Service;

“police” has the same meaning as in the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000(1);

“reserve force” means a reserve force within the meaning of section 1(2) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996(2);

“reservist” means a member of any reserve force who serves wholly or mainly in Northern Ireland; and

“United Kingdom civil servant” means any person serving wholly or mainly in Northern Ireland in the civil service of the Crown other than a Northern Ireland civil servant.

Specification of public authorities

2.  For the purposes of Articles 52 to 61 of the 1998 Order: –

(a)the Minister for the Department of Finance and Personnel shall be a public authority and all Northern Ireland civil servants shall be treated as employees of that authority;

(b)the Minister for the Civil Service shall be a public authority and all United Kingdom civil servants shall be treated as employees of that authority;

(c)the Secretary of State for Defence shall be a public authority and all reservists and members of the home service forces shall be treated as employees of that authority; and

(d)the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland shall be a public authority and all members of the police shall be treated as employees of that authority.

3.  Each of the persons specified in Part I of the Schedule shall be a public authority for the purposes of Articles 52 to 65 of the 1998 Order.

4.  Each of the persons specified in Part II of the Schedule shall be a public authority for the purposes of Articles 62 to 65 of the 1998 Order.

Revocation

5.  The following Orders are hereby revoked –

(a)the Fair Employment (Specification of Public Authorities) (No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2000(3);

(b)the Fair Employment (Specification of Public Authorities) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003(4).

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister on 30th November 2004.

L.S.

Gerard Mulligan

A senior officer of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

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