Tourism (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Document Number:2011 CHAPTER 3

An Act to increase the period between statutory inspections of certified tourist establishments; to provide for reviews in respect of such establishments between statutory inspections; to confer power on the Northern Ireland Tourist Board to provide financial assistance for the provision or improvement of tourist accommodation; to amend the procedure for appointing the chairman of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board; and for connected purposes.

[25 th January 2011]

BE IT ENACTED by being passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly and assented to by Her Majesty as follows:

Frequency of statutory inspections

1.—(1) Article 13 of the Tourism (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 (NI 3) (certified tourist establishments to be inspected on at least one occasion in each year) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (1)(a) for “in each year” substitute “in every period of 4 years”.

(3) In paragraph (4) for “11 months” substitute “47 months”.

(4) At the end add—

“(14) The Department may by order substitute for the period for the time being mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) such other period as is specified in the order.

(15) An order under paragraph (14)—

(a) shall not be made unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Assembly; and

(b) may contain such incidental, consequential, supplementary or transitional provisions (including provisions modifying this Order) as the Department thinks necessary or expedient.”.

Statutory reviews of certified tourist establishments

2.—(1) The Tourism (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 (NI 3) is amended as follows.

(2) After Article 14 insert—

“Statutory review of certified tourist establishments

14 A.—(1) The Board may, by notice in the prescribed form served on the proprietor of a certified tourist establishment, require the proprietor to submit to the Board before a specified date a return in the prescribed form—

(a) stating whether the proprietor continues to provide tourist accommodation in that establishment; and

(b) providing such other information in relation to that establishment as may be prescribed.

(2) The date specified in a notice under paragraph (1) must not be earlier than—

(a)30 days after the date of service of the notice; and

(b)11 months after—

(i) the date of the last previous statutory inspection of the establishment; or

(ii) if any notice has been served under paragraph (1) after the date of the last previous statutory inspection of the establishment, the...

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