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Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006


109.By virtue of section 31, the following sections will enter into force on Royal Assent:

  • section 1 (power to make provision about anonymous registration);

  • section 10 (introductory section in relation to donations for political purposes);

  • sections 22 to 24, 27 and 28 (miscellaneous sections dealing with loans to the Northern Ireland consolidated fund, energy, health and safety etc. of police, and judicial vacancies);

  • sections 29, 30(3) to (6) and 31 to 33 (various supplementary technical provisions).

110.In Part 3 (donations for political purposes), section 11 (Part 4 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000: the final disapplication period) and section 15 (power to make provision in connection with permissible donors) will come into force two months after Royal Assent. Sections 12 to 14 (extension of categories of permissible donors and modifications during the prescribed period) and Schedule 1 (modifications of 2000 Act) will come into force on 1st November 2007.

111.The Act’s other provisions will be brought into force by order made by the Secretary of State.

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