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Northern Ireland Act

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, session 2008-09

Last updated: 3 June 2009 at 15:04

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Long title

Make provision in relation to policing and justice in Northern Ireland; and to amend section 86 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998

Summary

This Bill is designed to assist with the devolution of policing and justice to Northern Ireland by making amendments to the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Key areas

  • Adds to the options for appointing the Policing and Justice Minister already set out in the Northern Ireland Act 1998
  • Amends the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 and the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 in respect of judicial appointments and removals.

Sponsor

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon
Labour
Life peer

Sponsoring department

Northern Ireland Office
Shaun Woodward
Labour, St Helens South

Current version of the Bill

16 March 2009
Commons

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Lords
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
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Complete
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