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X1Part VIIE+W+S+N.I. Other public bodies and offices: Northern Ireland

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X1Sch. 1 Pt. 7: due to the large number of entries contained in Sch. 1 Pt. 7 and the frequency with which it has been amended, no separate versions are retained in respect of amendments coming into force after 8.10.2001 or which are not yet in force. Historic information relating to all such amendments is reflected in the current version.

  • [F1An advisory committee established under paragraph 25 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972.]

  • [F2An Advisory Committee on General Commissioners of Income Tax (Northern Ireland).]

  • The Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace in Northern Ireland.

  • [F3The Advisory Committee on Juvenile Court Lay Panel (Northern Ireland). ]

  • The Advisory Committee on Pesticides for Northern Ireland.

  • [F4The Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland.]

  • The Agricultural Wages Board for Northern Ireland.

  • [F5The Agri-food and Biosciences Institute]

  • The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

  • The Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.

  • [F6The Attorney General for Northern Ireland.]

  • [F7The Belfast Harbour Commissioners.]

  • The Board of Trustees of National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland.

  • [F8Boards of Visitors and Visiting Committees.]

  • The Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland.

  • [F9A central advisory committee established under paragraph 24 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972.]

  • [F10The Certification Officer for Northern Ireland.]

  • The Charities Advisory Committee.

  • [F11The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland]

  • The Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland.

  • [F12The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland.]

  • The Civil Service Commissioners for Northern Ireland.

  • [F13Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta.]

  • [F14The Commission for Victims and Survivors for Northern Ireland]

  • [F15The Commissioner for Children and Young People for Northern Ireland]

  • The Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland.

  • [F16[F17The Commissioner for Victims and Survivors for Northern Ireland]]

  • The Construction Industry Training Board.

  • The consultative Civic Forum referred to in section 56(4) of the M1Northern Ireland Act 1998.

  • The Council for Catholic Maintained Schools.

  • The Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside.

  • The County Court Rules Committee (Northern Ireland).

  • [F18The Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel for Northern Ireland, in relation to information held by it otherwise than as a tribunal.]

  • [F19A development corporation established under Part III of the Strategic Investment and Regeneration of Sites (Northern Ireland) Order 2003]

  • [F20The Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board for Northern Ireland.]

  • The Distinction and Meritorious Service Awards Committee.

  • [F21[F22A district policing partnership.]]

  • The Drainage Council for Northern Ireland.

  • An Education and Library Board established under Article 3 of the M2Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986.

  • [F23Enterprise Ulster.]

  • The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.

  • The Family Proceedings Rules Committee (Northern Ireland).

  • [F24The Fire Authority for Northern Ireland.]

  • [F25The Fisheries Conservancy Board for Northern Ireland.]

  • The General Consumer Council for Northern Ireland.

  • [F26The General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland.]

  • [F27The Governors of the Armargh Observatory and Planetarium.]

  • [F28The Harbour of Donaghadee Commissioners.]

  • The Health and Safety Agency for Northern Ireland.

  • The Historic Buildings Council.

  • The Historic Monuments Council.

  • The Independent Assessor of Military Complaints Procedures in Northern Ireland.

  • The Independent Commissioner for Holding Centres.

  • [F29The Independent Financial Review Panel]

  • [F30An independent monitoring board appointed under section 10 of the Prison Act (Northern Ireland) 1953.]

  • The Independent Reviewer of the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act.

  • [F31The Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland.]

  • [F31The Industrial Research and Technology Unit.]

  • [F32Invest Northern Ireland]

  • [F33The Juvenile Justice Board.]

  • The Labour Relations Agency.

  • [F34The Laganside Corporation.]

  • [F35[F36The Law Reform Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland.]]

  • The Lay Observer for Northern Ireland.

  • [F37[F33The Learning and Skills Advisory Board.]]

  • [F38The Legal Aid Advisory Committee (Northern Ireland).]

  • [F39[F40The Life Sentence Review Commissioners appointed under Article 3 of the Life Sentences (Northern Ireland) Order 2001.]]

  • The Livestock & Meat Commission for Northern Ireland.

  • [F31The Local Enterprise Development Unit.]

  • The Local Government Staff Commission.

  • [F41The Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners.]

  • The Magistrates’ Courts Rules Committee (Northern Ireland).

  • [F42The Mental Health Commission for Northern Ireland.]

  • [F43The Northern Ireland Advisory Committee on Telecommunications.]

  • The Northern Ireland Audit Office.

  • [F44The Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation.]

  • The Northern Ireland Building Regulations Advisory Committee.

  • The Northern Ireland Civil Service Appeal Board.

  • The Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints.

  • The Northern Ireland Community Relations Council.

  • [F33The Northern Ireland Consumer Committee for Electricity.]

  • The Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment.

  • [F33The Northern Ireland Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education.]

  • [F45The Northern Ireland Court of Judicature Rules Committee.]

  • The Northern Ireland Crown Court Rules Committee.

  • [F46The Northern Ireland Economic Council.]

  • [F47The Northern Ireland Events Company.]

  • [F48The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board]

  • The Northern Ireland Fishery Harbour Authority.

  • [F49The Northern Ireland Health and Personal Social Services Regulation and Improvement Authority.]

  • The Northern Ireland Higher Education Council.

  • The Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

  • The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.

  • The Northern Ireland Insolvency Rules Committee.

  • [F50The Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission.]

  • [F51The Northern Ireland Law Commission.]

  • [F52The Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission.]

  • [F53The Northern Ireland Library Authority]

  • The Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee.

  • The Northern Ireland Museums Council.

  • [F54The Northern Ireland Pig Production Development Committee.]

  • [F55The Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery.]

  • [F56The Northern Ireland Social Care Council.]

  • [F57The Northern Ireland Supreme Court Rules Committee.]

  • The Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

  • The Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company.

  • [F58The Northern Ireland Water Council.]

  • [F59[F46Obstetrics Committee.]]

  • The Parades Commission.

  • [F60Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland]

  • [F61The Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland, in respect of information held by it otherwise than as a tribunal.]

  • [F62The Poisons Board (Northern Ireland).]

  • The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.

  • [F63A policing and community safety partnership or a district policing and community safety partnership established under Part 3 of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2011.]

  • [F64The Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.]

  • The Probation Board for Northern Ireland.

  • [F65The Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation.]

  • The Rural Development Council for Northern Ireland.

  • [F66The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland]

  • The Sentence Review Commissioners appointed under section 1 of the M3Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998.

  • The social fund Commissioner appointed under Article 37 of the M4Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998.

  • The Sports Council for Northern Ireland.

  • The Staff Commission for Education and Library Boards.

  • The Statistics Advisory Committee.

  • The Statute Law Committee for Northern Ireland.

  • [F67[F68A sub-group established under section 21 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000.]]

  • [F33The Training and Employment Agency.]

  • Ulster Supported Employment Ltd.

  • [F69The Warrenpoint Harbour Authority.]

  • [F70The Waste Management Advisory Board.]

  • The Youth Council for Northern Ireland.

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F39Entry in Sch. 1 Pt. VII inserted (8.10.2001) by S.I. 2001/2565, arts. 1(2), 4; S.R. 2001/337, art. 2

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