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Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016


11.The Act seeks to provide for the formation of an Opposition in the Assembly and to confer certain rights on that Opposition once formed. The Act also seeks to enhance collective decision-making in the Executive, and to increase scrutiny of the Executive by the Legislature.

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