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Atomic Energy Authority Act 1954

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9 Application to Northern Ireland.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This Act shall apply to Northern Ireland subject to the modifications specified in the following provisions of this section.

(2)So much of this Act as amends section seven of the M1Atomic Energy Act 1946 shall not extend to Northern Ireland, but—

(a)the reference in subsection (1) of section twenty of that Act to section seven of that Act shall be construed as a reference to the said section seven as amended by this Act; and

(b)any reference in this Act to rights vested in the Authority under the said section seven shall be construed as including a reference to rights vested in the Authority under so much of any law made by the Parliament of Northern Ireland in pursuance of the said subsection (1) as corresponds to the said section seven.

(3)For the purpose of the compulsory purchase by the Authority, on the authorisation of the Lord President of the Council under subsection (1) of section five, of land in Northern Ireland, Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide for extending the [F1Acquisition of Land Act 1981] to Northern Ireland subject to any adaptations, modifications and exceptions which may be provided for by the Order.

(4)Subsection (2) of section five shall not apply.

(5)In subsection (4) of section five—

(a)references to the Minister of Housing and Local Government shall be construed as references to the Minister of Health and Local Government for Northern Ireland;

(b)references to the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries shall be construed as references to the Ministers of Commerce and Agriculture for Northern Ireland;

(c)for paragraph (d) the following paragraph shall be substituted—

(d)for the purposes of the Fisheries Acts (Northern Ireland) 1842 to 1949, the Rivers Pollution Prevention Acts 1876 and 1893, and the Public Health Acts (Northern Ireland) 1878 to 1949, all waste discharged on or from any premises occupied by the Authority shall be conclusively presumed not to be radioactive to any significant extent.

(6)For subsections (5) and (6) of section five, there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(5)Section thirty-two of the Public Health (Ireland) Act 1896 (which exempts Crown property from the provisions of the enactments in force in Northern Ireland relating to public health) shall apply in relation to the Authority, in like manner as it applies in relation to the Crown.

(7)The reference in subsection (2) of section seven of this Act to the Minister of Labour and National Service shall, in relation to any agreement affecting employment in Northern Ireland, be construed as including a reference to the Minister of Labour and National Insurance for Northern Ireland.

(8)For the references in the Third Schedule to this Act to section three of the M2Special Constables Act 1923, as extended by paragraph 1 of the Second Schedule to the M3Emergency Laws (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1947, there shall be substituted references to sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 1 of the Second Schedule to the Emergency Laws (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1947.

(9)For the reference in the Third Schedule to the M4Factories Acts 1937 M5 and 1948, there shall be substituted a reference to the M6Factories Acts (Northern Ireland) 1938 M7 and 1949.

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F1Words substituted by Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (c. 67, SIF 28:1), s. 34, Sch. 4 para. 1 Table (subject to transitional savings in Sch. 5)

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C1Functions of Ministry of Health and Local Government for Northern Ireland now exercisable by Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland, S.R. & O. (N.I.) 1964 No. 205, 1965 No. 13 and Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (c. 36), Sch. 5 para. 8

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