[F119A Disqualification for certain offices which may be held by members of the Assembly.E+W+S+N.I.
(1)No person may—
[F3(a)be nominated to hold the office of First Minister or deputy First Minister or a Ministerial office to be held by a Northern Ireland Minister,]
(c)be appointed as a junior Minister, or
(d)be nominated under paragraph 7 of Schedule 1 to the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (members of the Northern Ireland Policing Board drawn from the Northern Ireland Assembly),
if he is the holder of a disqualifying office.
(2)A Minister or junior Minister ceases to hold that office on becoming the holder of a disqualifying office.
(3)A person holding office as a member of the Northern Ireland Policing Board in accordance with paragraph 7 of Schedule 1 to the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 ceases to hold that office on becoming the holder of a disqualifying office.
(4)In this section “disqualifying office” means—
(a)Minister of the Government of Ireland; or
(b)chairman or deputy chairman of—
(i)a committee of the Dáil Éireann (House of Representatives of Ireland);
(ii)a committee of the Seanad Éireann (Senate of Ireland); or
(iii)a joint committee of the Oireachtas (National Parliament of Ireland).]]
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