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100 Power to give effect to international agreements. U.K.

(1)The Minister may by order make, in relation to Great Britain, such provision as appears to him to be requisite for enabling the United Kingdom to become a party to any international agreement relating to the drivers or crews of vehicles used on international journeys, and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions of this subsection, an order under this subsection may—

(a)modify or exclude any of the provisions contained in or having effect under this Part of this Act or contained in or having effect under any other enactment passed before or after this Act;

(b)provide for exemptions from all or any of the provisions of the order;

(c)provide for the punishment of contraventions of any provision of the order;

(d)contain such supplementary, incidental or consequential provisions as appear to the Minister to be necessary or expedient.

(2)The Governor of Northern Ireland may, by Order in the Privy Council of Northern Ireland, make provision in relation to Northern Ireland for any purpose for which provision may be made in relation to Great Britain under subsection (1) of this section, and in relation to any such Order the provisions of that subsection shall apply accordingly as if for references to the Minister there were substituted references to the Governor of Northern Ireland; and any such Order may authorise the Ministry of Home Affairs for Northern Ireland to make regulations for any of the purposes of the Order.

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C1Reference to the making of an Order in Council by the Governor of Northern Ireland to be construed as a reference to the making of an order by the Secretary of State: Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (c. 36, SIF 29:3), Sch. 5 para. 4(2)

C2Functions of Privy Council of Northern Ireland transferred to Secretary of State: S.I. 1973/2163, arts. 1(4), 2(5)

C3Functions of Ministry of Home Affairs for Northern Ireland transferred to Department of Finance and Personel for Northern Ireland: S.R. & O. 1973/504 and S.I.1982/338 (N.I.6), art. 3

C4S. 100 applied (with modifications) (S.) (4.1.1995) by 1994 c. 39, s. 40(7) (with s. 7(2)); S.I. 1994/2850, art. 3(a), Sch. 2

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