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Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.) Act 2003

Section 6: Secretary of State’s powers in exceptional circumstances

29.This section is in the Act following a vote in the House of Lords on an Opposition amendment and it inserts a new section 30B into the 1998 Act. The section states that it confers power on the Secretary of State, exercisable only in exceptional circumstances, to exclude Ministers or junior Ministers. Such an exclusion would be limited in duration to a maximum of two weeks.

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