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Disabled Persons (Employment) Act (Northern Ireland) 1945

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16Preference for ex-service men and women.N.I.

[F1(1)]The Ministry shall so exercise its discretion in selecting persons forF2 vocational training and industrial rehabilitation courses and facilities under section fifteen of this Act at any time while it appears to the Ministry that suchF2 courses and facilities cannot for the time being be provided for all persons in need of them,F2 and in selecting persons registered as handicapped by disablement with a view to submitting their names for engagements, as to secure that, so far as consistent with the efficient exercise of its powers, preference shall be given to personsF3. . . who have served whole time in the armed forces of the Crown or in the merchant navy or the mercantile marine and who before so serving were ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom;F3. . . [F1 and whose disability is due to that service.]

[F1(2)][F1For the purposes of subsection (1) of this section, a disabled person's disability shall be treated as due to service of a particular kind only in such circumstances as may be prescribed.]

S. 17 rep. by SR 1998/230

18Appointment of officers and payment of expenses.N.I.

(1)The Ministry, with the approval of the Ministry of FinanceF4 as to numbers and remuneration, may appoint officers and servants to act for the purposes of this Act, and may, in lieu of or in addition to appointing persons under this section, arrange with any government department that officers or servants of that department shall act for the purposes of this Act.

(2)There shall be paid to officers and servants appointed under this section such salaries or remuneration as the Ministry of FinanceF4 may determine, … .F5.

(3)There shall be appropriated in aid of the expenses incurred by the Ministry under this Act such amounts as may be paid to the Government of Northern Ireland out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom under sub-section (3) of section twenty-two of the United Kingdom Act as representing the amount of the expenses incurred by the Government of Northern Ireland under this Act in respect of matters as to which, apart from sub-section (2) of the said section twenty-two, the Parliament of Northern Ireland has not power to make laws.

F4Now D/CS, SR 1976/281

F5SLR 1980

S. 19 rep. by 1995 c. 50

20Regulations and orders.N.I.

(1)The Ministry may make regulations for prescribing anything which under this Act is to be prescribed.

(2)All regulations and orders made by the Ministry under this Act shall, as soon as may be after they are made, be laid before each House of Parliament. If either House of Parliament within the statutory period next after the day on which any such regulation or order has been laid before such House resolves that the regulation or order shall be annulled, the regulation or order shall after the date of the resolution become void, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder or to the making of a new regulation or order.

  • In this sub-section the expression “statutory period” means …

  • definition in 1954 c.33 (NI) s.42(1) substituted by 1979 NI 12

(3)An order made under this Act may be varied or revoked by a subsequent order.

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