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The Departments (Transfer of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

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This Order transfers functions as follows.

The functions under section 19 of the Employment Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 (relating to gender pay gap information) currently with the Executive Office are transferred to the Department for Communities (Article 3).

Those under the Reservoirs Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (relating to the regulation of certain reservoirs) currently with the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs are transferred to the Department for Infrastructure (Article 4).

Those under Article 23 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (relating to the proceedings of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal on a claim of unlawful discrimination under Chapter 1 of Part 3 of the Order and to the making of a claim) currently with the Department of Education are transferred to the Department of Justice (Article 5).

The Schedule contains amendments that are consequential on these transfers.

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