Explanatory Memorandum

Tourism (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

2011 CHAPTER 3

25 January 2011

Commentary on Sections

Section 1 – Frequency of Statutory Inspections

This Section amends Article 13 of the Tourism Order to require the statutory inspection of a tourist accommodation establishment to take place every four years. It also requires a subsequent statutory inspection to take place in the 48th calendar month following the date of issue of a certificate. A certificate is awarded to a tourist establishment upon completion of a satisfactory statutory inspection. The Section also enables the Department to substitute any other period for the four year period. This latter change is subject to approval by the Assembly as it involves amending primary legislation.