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Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill
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This bill makes various provisions with regard to Northern Ireland

MAIN PROVISIONS
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Responsible department: Northern Ireland Office
Origin: House of Commons
Introduced: 16 Feb 2006
Second reading: 13 March 2006
Committee stage: 19, 20 & 24 April 2006
Report stage: 17 May 2006
LORDS
First reading: 18 May 2006
Second reading: 7 June 2006
Committee stage: 22,26 & 28 June 2006
Report stage: 13 June 2006
Third reading: 19 July 2006

ROYAL ASSENT: 25 July 2006
This bill provides for:
  • Registration for electors
  • Date of Assembly election
  • Donations for political purposes
  • Devolution of policing and justice functions
  • Arms decommissioning
  • Loans to the Northern Ireland Consolidated Fund
  • Single wholesale electricity market
  • Financial assistance for energy purposes
  • Extending certain provisions of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 to Northern Ireland
  • Duty to fill judicial vacancies

    BACKGROUND
    The Northern Ireland devolved assembly has been suspended since 2002, following rows about IRA allegations.


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