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Amendments to the Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections and Periods of Suspension) Bill

Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections and Periods of Suspension) Bill


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LIST OF AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE


[Amendments marked * are new or have been altered]

Amendment
No.

 

Clause 1

 

THE LORD GLENTORAN

1Page 1, line 9, at end insert—
"(   )  If the Secretary of State has not specified a date for the poll for the election of an Assembly in accordance with subsection (2) above by 16th October 2003, a poll for such election shall take place on 6th November 2003."
 

THE LORD WILLIAMS OF MOSTYN

2Page 1, line 10, leave out subsection (3) and insert—
"(3)  Section 96 is amended as follows—
(a)  in subsection (2), after "section" there is inserted "31(2),",
(b)  after subsection (2) there is inserted—
"(2A)  Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) does not apply to an order under section 31(2) if the order declares that the Secretary of State considers it to be expedient for the order to be made without the approval mentioned in that paragraph.
(2B)  An order containing a declaration under subsection (2A)—
(a)  shall be laid before Parliament after being made; and
(b)  shall cease to have effect if it is not approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the date on which it is made.
(2C)  Subsection (2B)(b) does not prejudice the making of a new order.
(2D)  In calculating the period of 28 days mentioned in subsection (2B)(b), no account is to be taken of any time during which Parliament is dissolved or prorogued or during which both Houses are adjourned for more than four days.""
 

After Clause 6

 

THE LORD WILLIAMS OF MOSTYN

3Insert the following new Clause—
  "Renewal of powers under section 1
(1)  Unless subsection (4) applies—
(a)  the following provisions of the 1998 Act—
(i)  section 31(2),
(ii)  the word "31(2)," in section 96(2), and
(iii)  section 96(2A) to (2D),
  (all as substituted or inserted by subsections (1) to (3) of section 1 of this Act), and
(b)  subsection (4) of section 1,
  together collectively referred to below as "the temporary provisions", remain in force until 31st December 2003 and then expire if not continued in force by an order under subsection (2).
(2)  The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument provide that the temporary provisions are to continue in force for a period, or further period, in each case not exceeding 6 months from the coming into force of the order.
(3)  An order under subsection (2) may not be made unless a draft of the order has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.
(4)  This subsection applies if an order is made, at any time, under section 31(2) of the 1998 Act, as substituted by section 1(2) of this Act.
(5)  If subsection (4) applies, the temporary provisions do not expire, and the provision to the contrary in subsection (1) ceases to apply.
(6)  If the temporary provisions expire, the Secretary of State must by order made by statutory instrument make such amendments of enactments as appear to him to be necessary or expedient in consequence of the expiry.
(7)  Subsections (4) to (7), and (9), of section 6 apply to an order under subsection (6) as they apply to an order under subsection (1) of that section.
(8)  If by virtue of section 6(7)(b), as applied by subsection (7) of this section, the order under subsection (6) ceases to have effect, the amendments made by the order also cease to have effect, but this does not prejudice the making of a new order."

 
 
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