Employment Rights (Dispute Resolution) Bill [H.L.] - continued        House of Commons

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Minor and consequential amendments and repeals.     15. Schedule 1 (minor and consequential amendments) and Schedule 2 (repeals) have effect.
Northern Ireland.     16. - (1) Subject to subsection (3), the preceding provisions of this Act (including the Schedules) do not extend to Northern Ireland.
      (2) Section 1 does not have effect to amend any reference to a tribunal or office established under the law of Northern Ireland.
      (3) Section 1(2) and Schedule 1 extend to Northern Ireland so far as they amend-
    (a) the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975,
    (b) the Judicial Pensions Act 1981,
    (c) the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992, and
    (d) the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993.
      (4) 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 contains a statement that it is made only for purposes corresponding to any of the purposes of this Act (other than those of section 1)-
    (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.
Commencement, transitional provisions and savings.     17. - (1) The provisions of this Act (apart from section 16, this section and section 18 and paragraph 17(2) of Schedule 1) shall not come into force until such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint; and different days may be appointed for different purposes.
      (2) An order under subsection (1) may contain such transitional provisions and savings as appear to the Secretary of State to be appropriate.
      (3) The amendment made by paragraph 17(2) of Schedule 1 shall be deemed always to have had effect.
      (4) If an appeal of the sort which lie to the Employment Appeal Tribunal by virtue of the provision made by paragraph 17(2) of Schedule 1 has been brought before the High Court or the Court of Session not later than the day on which this Act is passed, the appeal may nevertheless be brought before the Employment Appeal Tribunal within the period of 42 days beginning with that day or such longer period as that Tribunal may by order specify.
Short title.     18. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Employment Rights (Dispute Resolution) Act 1998.
      (2) Nothing in this Act shall impose any charge on the people or on public funds, or vary the amount or incidence of or otherwise alter any such charge in any manner, or affect the assessment, levying, administration or application of any money raised by any such charge.
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