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Section 17 Corresponding provision for Northern Ireland of the Public Interest Disclosure Act

Corresponding provision for Northern Ireland.

17. - An Order in Council under paragraph 1(1)(b) of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Act 1974 (legislation for Northern Ireland in the interim period) which states that it is made only for purposes corresponding to those of this Act-

(a) shall not be subject to paragraph 1(4) and (5) of that Schedule (affirmative resolution of both Houses of Parliament), but
(b) shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament

Explanatory Text

The Act applies only to England, Scotland and Wales. This section enabled its provisions to be extended to Northern Ireland by Order in Council, and this was done by statutory instrument 1998 No.1763 (NI. 17) which was brought into force on 31st October 1999 by SRNI 1999 No. 400.