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Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1944

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22Provisions as to Northern Ireland

(1)The preceding provisions of this Act shall not extend to Northern Ireland.

(2)Notwithstanding anything in the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, the Parliament of Northern Ireland shall have power to make laws, in respect of matters exclusively relating to Northern Ireland or any part thereof, for purposes similar to any of the purposes of this Act.

(3)There shall in respect of each year be charged on and issued out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom or the growing produce thereof to the Government of Northern Ireland such amount as may be agreed between the Treasury and the Ministry of Finance for Northern Ireland, or as in default of agreement may be determined by the Joint Exchequer Board, to represent the amount of the expenses incurred in that year by that Government under any laws made by the Parliament of Northern Ireland for such purposes as aforesaid in so far as any such laws could not have been made by the Parliament of Northern Ireland apart from the last preceding subsection.

(4)His Majesty may by Order in Council make provision for securing that, if and so long as—

(a)a register of disabled persons is maintained under any laws made by the Parliament of Northern Ireland for such purposes as aforesaid,

(b)provision is made by any such laws, as regards the matters dealt with in sections nine to fifteen of this Actor any of those matters, appearing to His Majesty to be similar in all material respects to the provision made as regards those matters or that matter by those sections respectively, and

(c)registration under this Act is treated for the purposes of the said provision made by those laws as having the same effect as registration under those laws in the register of disabled persons maintained thereunder,

registration as aforesaid under those laws shall be treated for the purposes of the provisions of this Act relating to the matters or matter in question as having the same effect as registration under this Act. An Order in Council made under this subsection may be varied or revoked by a subsequent Order in Council.

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