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2(1)The Secretary of State must make a restoration order on the date specified in the notification under section 2(1).
(2)The restoration order must come into force on the day following the day on which it is made.
(3)Subsections (2) to (7) of section 3 of the 2000 Act do not apply in relation to the restoration order (and, accordingly, no person who immediately before the most recent suspension held an office mentioned in any of those subsections shall resume that office on the effective date).
(4)On the effective date—
(a)the person elected under section 2 of this Act to hold office as First Minister shall become the First Minister,
(b)the person elected under that section to hold office as deputy First Minister shall become the deputy First Minister, and
(c)each person nominated under that section to hold office as a Northern Ireland Minister shall become the Northern Ireland Minister concerned;
(and sections 16(1) and 18(1) of the 1998 Act do not apply).
(5)The affirmation of the terms of the pledge of office under section 2 of this Act by a person to whom sub-paragraph (4) applies shall be deemed to have been made under the 1998 Act on the effective date.
(6)The person who is presiding officer of the Assembly immediately before the effective date shall be deemed to have been elected as Presiding Officer of the Northern Ireland Assembly under section 39(1) of the 1998 Act on that date.
(7)Each person who is a deputy presiding officer of the Assembly immediately before the effective date shall be deemed to have been elected as a deputy Presiding Officer of the Northern Ireland Assembly under section 39(1) of the 1998 Act on that date.
(8)The provision that may be made by the restoration order by virtue of section 7(2) of the 2000 Act includes provision—
(a)for treating things done under or by virtue of this Act as having been done under or by virtue of the 1998 Act;
(b)for treating things done by or in relation to the Assembly (or members of that Assembly) as having been done by or in relation to the Northern Ireland Assembly (or members of that Assembly).
(9)The following provisions of the 2000 Act do not apply in relation to the restoration order—
(a)section 2(3) (taking account of review under Validation, Implementation and Review section of Belfast Agreement), and
(b)section 7(4) to (7) (affirmative resolution etc procedure).
(10)In this paragraph “the most recent suspension” means the most recent suspension of the Northern Ireland Assembly by virtue of section 1 of the 2000 Act.
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