Race Relations (Complaints to Industrial Tribunals) (Armed Forces) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998


Published: 1998-02-28

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
1998 No. 104

RACE RELATIONS
Race Relations (Complaints to Industrial Tribunals) (Armed Forces) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

Made
28th February 1998

To be laid before Parliament

Coming into operation
17th April 1998

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me by Article 71(9) of the Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997(1), I hereby make the following Regulations:

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Race Relations (Complaints to Industrial Tribunals) (Armed Forces) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 17th April 1998.

2.—(1) A person may present a complaint to an industrial tribunal under Article 52 of the Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, notwithstanding that Article 71(8) of that Order would otherwise preclude the presentation of such a complaint, where—

(a)he has made a complaint in respect of the same matter to an officer under the service redress procedures; and

(b)that complaint has not been withdrawn.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), a person shall be treated as having withdrawn his complaint if, having made a complaint to an officer under the service redress procedures, he fails to submit that complaint to the Defence Council under those procedures.

Majorie Mowlam
One of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State
Northern Ireland Office
28th February 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)
These Regulations, which come into operation on 17th April 1998, specify the circumstances in which a person may present a complaint to an industrial tribunal in respect of his service in the armed forces, notwithstanding that he would otherwise be precluded from making such a complaint by Article 71(8) of the Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (which requires a person to go through the service redress procedures before making a complaint to an industrial tribunal).

(1)
S.I. 1997/869 (N.I. 6)