Northern Ireland Act 1998

20[F1 The Executive Committee.]E+W+S+N.I.

(1)There shall be an Executive Committee of each Assembly consisting of the First Minister, the deputy First Minister and the Northern Ireland Ministers.

(2)The First Minister and the deputy First Minister shall be chairmen of the Committee.

(3)The Committee shall have the functions set out in paragraphs 19 and 20 of Strand One of the Belfast Agreement.

[F2(4)The Committee shall also have the function of discussing and agreeing upon—

(a)significant or controversial matters that are clearly outside the scope of the agreed programme referred to in paragraph 20 of Strand One of that Agreement;

(b)significant or controversial matters that the First Minister and deputy First Minister acting jointly have determined to be matters that should be considered by the Executive Committee.]

[F3(5)Subsections (3) and (4) are subject to subsection (6).

(6)Quasi-judicial decisions may be made by the Department of Justice or the Minister in charge of that Department without recourse to the Executive Committee.]

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Amendments (Textual)

F1S. 19A inserted (30.11.2000) by 2000 c. 42, s. 2