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Nuclear Installations Act 1965

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27Northern Ireland

(1)In the application to Northern Ireland of the following provisions of this Act (hereafter in this section referred to as " the designated provisions "), that is to say, sections 1 to 6 and 22 to 24 and the Schedule—

(a)any reference to the Minister shall be construed as a reference to the Minister of Commerce for Northern Ireland;

(b)the expression " prescribed " shall mean prescribed by regulations made by the said Minister of Commerce, which shall be subject to negative resolution within the meaning of section 41(6) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland). 1954;

(c)any reference to the Treasury shall be construed as a reference to the Ministry of Finance for Northern Ireland;

(d)any reference to Parliament shall be construed as a reference to the Parliament of Northern Ireland;

(e)for section 3(3)(b) and (c) there shall be substituted the following, that is to say—

(b)any board of conservators for a fishery district constituted under the Fisheries Acts (Northern Ireland) 1842 to 1954 and any statutory water undertaking within the meaning of the Water Supplies and Sewerage Act (Northern Ireland) 1945;

(f)section 23(1) shall have effect as if the words " be made by statutory instrument and " were omitted;

(g)in section 24(6)—

(i)references to the Ministry of Power or to the Crown shall be construed as references respectively to the Ministry of Commerce for Northern Ireland or to the Crown in right of Her Majesty's Government in Northern Ireland;

(ii)for the words from " and any sums " onwards there shall be substituted the words

and any sums so repaid to the Ministry of Commerce shall be treated as part of the revenues of that Ministry;

(h)in the Schedule, any reference to a master of the Supreme Court or to the High Court shall be construed respectively as a reference to the taxing master of the Supreme Court of Northern Ireland or to a judge of the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland.

(2)In the application to Northern Ireland of any provision of this Act other than the designated provisions—

(a)any reference to the Minister shall be construed as a reference to the Minister of Power ;

(b)any reference to an enactment of the Parliament of the United Kingdom shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as it applies in Northern Ireland;

(c)any reference to a government department shall be construed as including a reference to a department of the Government of Northern Ireland.

(3)In relation to a department of the Government of Northern Ireland using any site as mentioned in section 9 of this Act—

(a)references in this Act to the Crown shall be construed as references to the Crown in right of Her Majesty's Government in Northern Ireland ;

(b)references in this Act to the Minister in charge of that department shall be construed as references to the Minister of the Government of Northern Ireland so in charge.

(4)In the application to Northern Ireland of section 21(5) of this Act, the reference to Part VI of the Road Traffic Act 1960 shall be construed as a reference to Part II of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act (Northern Ireland) 1930 as amended or re-enacted (with or without modification) by any subsequent enactment of the Parliament of Northern Ireland for the time being in force.

(5)Proceedings in respect of any offence under this Act shall not be instituted in Northern Ireland except—

(a)in the case of an offence under any of the designated provisions, by the said Minister of Commerce; or

(b)in the case of any other offence, by the Minister of Power; or

(c)in either case, by or with the consent of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland.

(6)Nothing in this Act shall authorise any department of the Government of Northern Ireland to incur any expenses attributable to the provisions of this Act until provision has been made by the Parliament of Northern Ireland for those expenses to be defrayed out of moneys provided by that Parliament.

(7)For the purposes of section 6 of the Government of Ireland Act 1920, the designated provisions and, so far as they relate to those provisions, section 25 of this Act and this section shall be deemed to have been passed before the appointed day within the meaning of the said section 6.

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