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Consequential amendment, repeals and saving

14.—(1) In section 6(1) of the Equal Pay Act (Northern Ireland) 1970(1) (exclusion of operation of equality clause and section 3(4) in relation to certain matters), for the words from “Neither” to “shall” there shall be substituted the words “An equality clause shall not”.

(2) The statutory provisions set out in the Schedule are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of the Schedule.

(3) Neither the repeal by this Order of section 3 of the Equal Pay Act (Northern Ireland) 1970 (collective agreements and pay structures) nor the amendment made by paragraph (1) shall affect—

(a)the continuing effect, after the coming into operation of that repeal, of any declaration made under that section before the coming into operation of that repeal; or

(b)the operation, at any time after the coming into operation of that repeal, of section 5(1) of that Act in so far as it refers to the rules which apply under subsection (4) of the said section 3.