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Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.) Act 2003

Exclusion of parties

25.The Secretary of State is given power by direction to exclude members of a political party from holding ministerial office for a period of between six and twelve months (new section 30A(5)). Again, he may extend a period of exclusion of members of a party (for a further period of between six and twelve months (new section 30A(6)). In order to impose or to extend a period of exclusion the Secretary of State must be satisfied that either of the conditions for exclusion set out at paragraph 1919 above is met (new section 30A(7)).

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