Explanatory Memorandum

Construction Contracts (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

2011 CHAPTER 4

10 February 2011

Commentary on Sections

Section 2 – Power to disapply provisions of the 1997 Order

Subsection (1) of section 2 amends Article 5 of the 1997 Order and its heading. New paragraph (1A) allows the Department to disapply, by order, any or all of the provisions of the 1997 Order in relation to descriptions of construction contracts specified in the relevant order. This new power replaces the power in the 1997 Order as it was originally enacted which allowed the disapplication of the whole of the 1997 Order (but which did not allow the disapplication of only parts of the 1997 Order).