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Legislative Procedure Act (Northern Ireland) 1968

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2Amendments as to the period within which certain rules and instruments are to be laid before Parliament.N.I.

(1)Where a provision of any Act passed by Parliament before the commencement of this Act, or of any Act relating to a matter in respect of which Parliament has power to make laws and passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom at any time before the commencement of this Act, requires any statutory rules or other instrument to be laid before either or both of the Houses of Parliament within any specified period after the making of such rules or instrument or, if Parliament or, as the case may be, the House in question is not then sitting, within any specified period after the beginning of the then next meeting or session of Parliament or the next meeting of that House, as from the commencement of this Act that provision shall have effect as if for such requirement there were substituted the requirement that the rules or, as the case may be, the instrument shall be laid before Parliament or such House as soon as may be after they or it are or is made.

(2)In this section—

  • “statutory rules” has the same meaning as in the [F1 Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 [1979 NI] ]; and

  • “instrument” has the same meaning as in section 1( c) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 [1954 c.33] .

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