The European Communities (Designation) (No. 3) Order 2001

Designation of Northern Ireland departments

3.  (1)  For the purposes of section 2(2) of the Act, any Northern Ireland department is designated in relation to the matters specified in Schedule 2 to this Order.

(2) Regulations made by any Northern Ireland department pursuant to this Order shall form part of the law of Northern Ireland and not of any other part of the United Kingdom.

(3) Where any Northern Ireland department is designated by this Order in relation to any matter, for which any Minister or government department is designated by this or any other Order for the purposes of section 2(2) of the Act, any of them may make regulations and, if regulations are made by more than one, they may do so jointly.