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Amendments to the Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission) Bill [HL]

Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission) Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE


 

Clause 5

 

THE LORD GLENTORAN

Page 4, line 4, leave out from the beginning of line 4 to "the" in line 17
Page 4, line 18, leave out "the Minister or Junior Minister concerned" and insert "a Minister or Junior Minister"
Page 4, leave out from the beginning of line 22 to first "the" in line 23
Page 4, line 24, leave out "the motion" and insert "a direction under subsection (2) or this subsection"
Page 4, leave out from the beginning of line 34 to "the" in line 35
Page 4, line 36, leave out "the political party concerned" and insert "a political party"
Page 4, leave out from the beginning of line 40 to first "the" in line 41
Page 4, line 42, leave out "the motion" and insert "a direction under subsection (5) or (6)"
Page 5, line 10, leave out subsection (9)
 

After Clause 5

 

THE LORD SMITH OF CLIFTON
THE LORD SHUTT OF GREETLAND
THE BARONESS HARRIS OF RICHMOND

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Secretary of State's powers in exceptional circumstances
  "After section 30A of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (c. 47) there is inserted—
    "30BSecretary of State's powers in exceptional circumstances
    (1)  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 30A, under exceptional circumstances the Secretary of State may by direction temporarily exclude a Minister or junior Minister.
    (2)  An exclusion under subsection (1) shall only remain in effect until either—
    (a)  a report from the Commission has been made; or
    (b)  the Assembly has considered a resolution under 30(1) or (2); or
    (c)  a period of two weeks has elapsed.
    (3)  In subsection (1) "exceptional circumstances" occur where—
    (a)  there is insufficient time for the Commission to make a report; and
    (b)  there is insufficient time for the Assembly to consider a resolution under section 30(1) or (2).
    (4)  A direction made under this section shall be in writing and shall be laid before Parliament after the direction is given.""
 

Clause 9

 

THE LORD GLENTORAN

Page 12, line 14, leave out "30A(8)(a)"

 
 
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12 September 2003