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Administrative Provisions Act (Northern Ireland) 1933

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Administrative Provisions Act (Northern Ireland) 1933 F1

1933 CHAPTER 25

An Act to make further provision with respect to the administration of certain public services in Northern Ireland, and for purposes connected therewith.

[9th November 1933]

F1functions transf. by 1982 NI 6

F21Transfer of Ordnance Survey from Ministry of Agriculture to Ministry of Finance.N.I.

As from such dayF3 as the Governor of Northern Ireland may by Order in the Privy Council of Northern Ireland appoint, the public service in connection with the Ordnance Survey in Northern Ireland shall be transferred from the Ministry of Agriculture to the Ministry of Finance, and the last-mentioned Ministry shall be the department of the Government of Northern Ireland for the administration of that service.

F2functions transf. by SR 1999/481

F3SRO (NI) 1933/129 (p.1)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

2Modification of enactments as to reports and returns.N.I.

(1)Where a report or return of any proceedings of a Ministry of Northern Ireland, or of an officer of any such Ministry, is required by any enactment to be made annually, or to be laid annually before Parliament, it shall be a sufficient compliance with that requirement if the report or return is made or laid before Parliament (as the case may be) at intervals longer than a year but not in any case longer than three years.

(2)Where such enactment requires that particular returns or statistical information shall be included in the report or return, that requirement may be modified by the Ministry by whom the public service in question is administered to such extent as that Ministry may consider reasonable, having regard to the expense of such inclusion.

(3)Nothing in this section shall affect the making, or laying before the House of Commons or both Houses of Parliament, of any report or return so far as it relates to, or includes, accounts of the receipt and expenditure of public moneys.

3Adaptations of law as to administrative matters.N.I.

(1)References in any enactment to Belfast, where they occur in relation to departments or offices of the Government of Northern Ireland for the administration of any public service, shall be construed as including, if the context so requires, references to the Administrative Buildings at Stormont occupied by the said Government.

In this sub-section the expression “enactment” means an enactment of the United Kingdom Parliament—

(a)relating to or affecting any Irish service in Northern Ireland; and

(b)passed before the appointed day for the coming into operation of the provisions of the Government of Ireland Act, 1920 [1920 c.67] , with respect to that service; and

(c)adapted or modified in its application to Northern Ireland by any Order made by His Majesty in Council under the said Act;

and includes any order, scheme, rule, regulation or instrument to which the adaptations or modifications made by any such Order in Council apply.

(2)Orders made by the Ministry of Finance under section two of the Public Offices Fees Act, 1879 [1879 c.58] , shall be published in the Belfast Gazette and not in the London Gazette, and the said section shall, in its application to Irish services in Northern Ireland, have effect accordingly.

4Adaptation of references to the Lord Lieutenant in Acts of Northern Ireland Parliament.N.I.

In any Act passed by the Parliament of Northern Ireland before the eighth day of December, nineteen hundred and twenty-two (including enactments applied by or incorporated with any such Act), references to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed as references to the Governor of Northern Ireland.

5Short title.N.I.

This Act may be cited as the Administrative Provisions Act (Northern Ireland), 1933.

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