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The Departments (Transfer of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

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2.—(1) In this Order—

“department” includes the Minister of the department (or in the case of OFMDFM the First Minister and the deputy First Minister);

“instrument” includes any judgment, decree, order, award, deed, contract, regulation, byelaw, certificate or other document;

“OFMDFM” means the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister;

“transfer date” means the date on which section 1 of the Departments Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 comes into operation;

“transferor” and “transferee”, in relation to any functions transferred by this Order, mean respectively the department from which and the department to which the functions are transferred.

(2) Any reference in this Order to a statutory provision under or for the purposes of which a function is transferred by this Order (a “transferring provision”) includes a reference to a statutory provision passed or made before the transfer date which—

(a)amends or extends the transferring provision; or

(b)confers functions on the transferor for the purposes of the transferring provision.

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