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Fair Employment (Northern Ireland) Act 1976

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(1)Nothing in this Act shall—

(a)be construed as affecting a provision to which this subsection applies, or

(b)render unlawful an act which is done in order to give effect to such a provision.

(2)Subsection (1) applies to a provision for conferring benefits on persons of a particular religious belief or a particular political opinion (disregarding any benefits to persons not of that belief or opinion which are exceptional or are relatively insignificant), being a provision—

(a)which is contained in an enactment or instrument, and

(b)which has been enacted or made for purposes which are exclusively charitable according to the law of Northern Ireland.

(3)In subsection (2) " enactment" includes an enactment contained in a local or personal Act (including an Act of the Parliament of Northern Ireland).

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