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Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) (Amendment) Act 1975

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21Commencement, duration, expiry and revival of certain provisions

(1)This Act shall come into force on the expiration of the period of two weeks beginning with the day on which it is passed.

(2)Sections 2, 5, 9,11, 15 and 16 above and Schedule 1 to this Act shall expire with 24th January 1976 unless continued in force by an order under this section.

(3)The Secretary of State may by order contained in a statutory instrument provide—

(a)that all or any of the said provisions which are for the time being in force (including any in force by virtue of an order under this section) shall continue in force for a period not exceeding six months from the coming into operation of the order ;

(b)that all or any of the said provisions which are for the time being in force shall cease to be in force ; or

(c)that all or any of the said provisions which are not for the time being in force shall come into force again and remain in force for a period not exceeding six months from the coming into operation of the order.

(4)No order shall be made under this section unless—

(a)a draft of the order has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament; or

(b)it is declared in the order that it appears to the Secretary of State that by reason of urgency it is necessary to make the order without a draft having been so approved.

(5)Orders under this section (except an order of which a draft has been so approved) shall be laid before Parliament after being made and, if at the end of the period of 40 days (computed in accordance with section 7(1) of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946) after the day on which the Secretary of State made an order a resolution has not been passed by each House approving the order in question, the order shall then cease to have effect (but without prejudice to anything previously done or to the making of a new order).

(6)On the expiry or cesser of any provision of this Act, section 38(2) of the Interpretation Act 1889 (effect of repeals) shall apply as if the provision had been repealed by another Act.

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