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Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Race Relations (Interest on Awards) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2007 and shall come into operation on 6th April 2007.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to this Order as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Amendments

2.  In the Race Relations (Interest on Awards) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997(2)—

(1) in Article 1(2), for the definition of “an award under the Order”, substitute—

an award under the Order” means an order under Article 53(1)(b) of the Order for payment of compensation, but does not include an award in respect of—

(a)

costs under rules 38 to 40 and 47 of Schedule 1 to the Industrial Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005(3);

(b)

allowances under rules 38 and 40 of that Schedule; or

(c)

preparation time under rules 42 to 44 and 47 of that Schedule,

even if that award is made in the same proceedings as an order under Article 53(1)(b);;;

(2) in Articles 4(2), 5 and 6(1)(a), after “discrimination” insert “or harassment”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Employment and Learning on 15th February 2007.

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D. S. S. McAuley

A senior officer of the

Department for Employment and Learning

The Department of Finance and Personnel hereby approves the foregoing Order.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 15th February 2007.

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Jack Layberry

A senior officer of the

Department of Finance and Personnel