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Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002

Section 83:  Reserved matters: new institutions

158.This section adds the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Law Commission and local community partnerships to the list of organisations in Schedule 3 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998. It makes clear that those bodies fall within the reserved field before devolution of justice matters, and it will allow them to be transferred on devolution.

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