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The Sex Discrimination Order 1976 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Sex Discrimination Order 1976 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012.

(2) In these Regulations, “the 1976 Order” means the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 F1.

(3) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 F2 shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

F1S.I. 1976/1042 (N.I. 15); Article 46 was amended by paragraph 13 of Schedule 2 to S.I. 2008/963

Amendment of the 1976 OrderN.I.

2.—(1) Article 46 of the 1976 Order (insurance etc.) shall cease to have effect in relation to discrimination under Article 30 of that Order and accordingly Article 46 of the 1976 Order shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In paragraph (1) for “Nothing in Parts III to V” substitute “ Nothing in Part III, Part IV (other than Article 30) or Part V ”.

(3) In paragraph (2) omit “30,”.

(4) Paragraphs (3) and (4) are omitted.

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3.  Notwithstanding regulation 2, Article 46 of the 1976 Order shall continue to have effect in relation to any contract concluded before 21st December 2012 as if these Regulations had not been made.

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4.—(1) The [F3Department for Communities] must from time to time —

(a)carry out a review of the regulatory system established by the 1976 Order insofar as it implements Council Directive 2004/113/EC of 13 December 2004 implementing the principle of equal treatment between men and women in the access to and supply of goods and services F4 in respect of insurance services,

(b)set out the conclusions of the review in a report, and

(c)publish the report.

(2) In carrying out the review, the [F5Department for Communities] must, so far as is reasonable, have regard to how the Directive is implemented in other Member States and in Great Britain in respect of insurance services.

(3) The report must in particular—

(a)set out the objectives intended to be achieved by the regulatory system established by the 1976 Order insofar as it implements the Directive in respect of insurance services,

(b)assess the extent to which those objectives are achieved, and

(c)assess whether those objectives remain appropriate and, if so, the extent to which they could be achieved with a system that imposes less regulation.

(4) The first report under this legislation must be published before the end of the period of five years beginning with the day on which these Regulations come into operation.

(5) Reports under this Regulation are afterwards to be published at intervals not exceeding five years.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister on 21st December 2012.

L.S.

Fergus Devitt

A senior officer of the

Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

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