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Northern Ireland Act 1998

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95Savings for existing laws

(1)Except so far as otherwise provided by or under this Act, nothing in this Act shall affect the operation in or in relation to Northern Ireland of any law in force on the appointed day or passed or made before that day, including in particular Orders in Council made under—

(a)section 69 of the [1920 c. 67.] Government of Ireland Act 1920;

(b)section 1(3) of the [1972 c. 22.] Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act 1972;

(c)section 38 or 39 of the [1973 c. 36.] Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973; or

(d)Schedule 1 to the [1974 c. 28.] Northern Ireland Act 1974.

(2)The laws continued by section 61 of the [1920 c. 67.] Government of Ireland Act 1920 shall continue to have effect to the extent provided for by that section (but with any modification necessary for adapting them to this Act).

(3)No law made by the Assembly shall have effect so as to prejudice or diminish the rights or privileges of any pensioned officer of a local authority under the provisions of the Local Government (Ireland) Acts 1898 to 1919.

(4)No provision of this Act shall—

(a)affect the operation before the coming into force of that provision of any Northern Ireland legislation; or

(b)render unlawful anything required or authorised to be done by any Act of Parliament, whenever passed.

(5)Schedule 12 (which provides for the construction of certain references in existing laws) shall have effect, but subject to any provision made by or under this Act or by any Act of the Assembly.

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