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Harbours Act (Northern Ireland) 1970

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1Harbour orders.N.I.

(1)The Ministry of Commerce (in this Act referred to as “the Ministry” ) may, in relation to one or more harbours, make an order (in this Act referred to as a “harbour order” ) for achieving all or any of the objects specified in Schedule 1.

(2)A harbour order may include all such provision as appear to the Ministry to be requisite or expedient for rendering of full effect a provision of the order framed to achieve any of the said objects, including provision for all or any of the matters specified in Part I of Schedule 2.

(3)A harbour order may contain provisions with respect to all or any of the matters specified in Part II of Schedule 2 for the purpose of providing for the control of the movements of ships in the interests of safety and the uninterrupted movement of ships.

(4)Where it appears to the Ministry that in consequence of a harbour order, any employee of a harbour authority may suffer loss of employment or other financial loss, that order shall make provision for the compensation of any such employee.

(5)A harbour order shall not be so framed as to permit of a person's being punished otherwise than on his conviction or as to permit—

(a)on his being summarily convicted, of the infliction of a penalty other than a fine not exceeding £100;

(b)on his being convicted on indictment, of the infliction on him of a term of imprisonment exceeding six months.

(6)Before making a harbour order, the Ministry shall consult any harbour authority to which the order will apply and any harbour authority or local authority which the Ministry considers is likely to be affected thereby about the effect of the order on it.

(7)A harbour order shall be subject to affirmative resolution.

(8)The Ministry shall publish or require such harbour authority as it may specify, being an authority to which the order will apply, to publish, in the Belfast Gazette and in one or more newspapers, a notice—

(a)describing the scope of any harbour order which the Ministry has laid before Parliament in pursuance of subsection (7); and

(b)stating that the order is subject to affirmative resolution.

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