6.  Regulations made under this Act are subject to negative resolution.


7.  In this Act—

body” includes an unincorporated body of persons;

child” means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years;

document” means anything in which information is recorded in any form;

prescribed” means prescribed by regulations;

public body” means a body established by or under any statutory provision;

regulations” means regulations made by the Department of Health;

relative” means a grandparent, brother, sister, uncle or aunt, whether by blood (including half-blood), marriage or civil partnership;

rules of court” includes magistrates’ court rules (as well as rules of court as defined in section 21(4) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954);

statutory provision” has the meaning given in section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954;

voluntary organisation” means a body (other than a public body) the activities of which are not carried on for profit.


8.  This Act comes into operation on the day after the day on which this Act receives Royal Assent.

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9.  This Act may be cited as the Preservation of Documents (Historical Institutions) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022.