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Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Preparations for restoration of devolved government

    1. 1.Preparations for restoration of devolved government

    2. 2.Compliance or non-compliance with St Andrews Agreement timetable

    3. 3.Next Northern Ireland Assembly election to be in March 2007 etc

    4. 4.Remuneration of members of the Northern Ireland Assembly

  3. Part 2 Amendments of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 etc

    1. Ministerial conduct

      1. 5.The Executive Committee and the Ministerial Code

      2. 6.Power to refer Ministerial decision to Executive Committee

      3. 7.Pledge of office

    2. Ministerial appointments

      1. 8.First Minister, deputy First Minister and Northern Ireland Ministers

      2. 9.Department with policing and justice functions: nomination etc of Ministers

    3. Committees

      1. 10.Statutory committee for Office of First Minister and deputy First Minister

      2. 11.Committee to review functioning of Assembly and Executive Committee

    4. NSMC and BIC

      1. 12.North-South Ministerial Council and British-Irish Council

    5. Miscellaneous

      1. 13.Community designation

      2. 14.Power of Executive Committee to call for witnesses and documents

      3. 15.Strategies relating to Irish language and Ulster Scots language etc

      4. 16.Strategy relating to poverty, social exclusion etc

      5. 17.Vacancy in the Assembly

      6. 18.Report on progress towards devolution of policing and justice matters

      7. 19.Minor and consequential amendments

  4. Part 3 Other amendments

    1. Policing

      1. 20.District policing partnerships

    2. Education

      1. 21.Amendment of Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 etc

  5. Part 4 Supplemental

    1. 22.Repeal of the 2006 Act

    2. 23.Power to make consequential provision etc

    3. 24.Parliamentary procedure for orders under section 23

    4. 25.Interpretation

    5. 26.Extent

    6. 27.Commencement

    7. 28.Short title

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      1. Meetings

        1. 1.(1) Meetings are to be held at such times and...

      2. Proceedings

        1. 2.(1) Proceedings are to be conducted in accordance with standing...

      3. Nominations for First Minister and deputy First Minister

        1. 3.(1) The proceedings to be conducted by the Transitional Assembly...

      4. Draft Ministerial Code

        1. 4.(1) The proceedings to be conducted by the Transitional Assembly...

      5. Draft standing orders for Northern Ireland Assembly

        1. 5.(1) The proceedings to be conducted by the Transitional Assembly...

      6. Presiding officer

        1. 6.(1) The Transitional Assembly shall have— (a) a presiding officer,...

      7. Staff etc

        1. 7.(1) The Secretary of State must secure the provision of...

      8. Privilege

        1. 8.A written or oral statement made by a member in...

      9. Standing orders

        1. 9.(1) In this Schedule (other than in paragraph 5) “standing...

      10. Members to be deemed to have signed roll of membership etc

        1. 10.(1) Each person who was a member of the Assembly...

      11. Meaning of “cross-community support”

        1. 11.(1) In this Schedule “cross-community support”, in relation to a...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Restoration of devolved government on 26 March 2007

      1. Introduction

        1. 1.In this Schedule “the restoration order” means the restoration order...

      2. The Ministerial offices

        1. 2.(1) Subsections (2) to (7) of section 3 of the...

      3. Presiding Officer and deputy Presiding Officer

        1. 3.(1) The person who is presiding officer of the Transitional...

      4. Restoration order: supplementary provisions

        1. 4.(1) The provision that may be made by the restoration...

      5. Modification of section 29(3) of the 1998 Act and paragraph 7(7) of Schedule 1 to the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000

        1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to the first occasion...

        2. 6.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to the first occasion...

      6. Repeal of certain provisions of this Act on 26 March 2007

        1. 7.The following provisions of this Act are repealed—

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Repeal of the Northern Ireland Act 2000 on 28 March 2007

      1. Repeal of the 2000 Act on 28 March 2007

        1. 1.The 2000 Act is repealed.

      2. Repeal of the 2000 Act: supplementary provisions

        1. 2.(1) The Northern Ireland Assembly may not make a determination...

      3. Repeal of Schedule 3 to this Act on 28 March 2007

        1. 3.Schedule 3 to this Act is repealed.

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Executive selection: consequential amendments

      1. Northern Ireland Act 1998 (c. 47)

        1. 1.The 1998 Act is amended as follows.

        2. 2.(1) Section 18 (Northern Ireland Ministers) is amended as follows....

        3. 3.In section 19A (disqualification for certain offices which may be...

        4. 4.In section 32 (extraordinary elections), for subsection (3) substitute—

        5. 5.In section 98(1) (interpretation), in the definition of “the pledge...

        6. 6.(1) Schedule 12A (effect of application of section 95A(6) or...

      2. Northern Ireland Act 2000 (c. 1)

        1. 7.In section 1 of the 2000 Act (suspension of devolved...

      3. Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 (c. 33)

        1. 8.In Schedule 2 to the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act...

        2. 9.After paragraph 1 insert— Modification of section 16A Section 16A(3) shall have effect as if, for paragraph (b)...

        3. 10.In paragraph 3 (department in the charge of Minister approved...

        4. 11.After paragraph 4 insert— Modification of section 16A Section 16A(3) shall have effect as if, for paragraph (b)...

        5. 12.In paragraph 7 (department in the charge of two Ministers:...

        6. 13.After paragraph 8 insert— Modification of section 16A Section 16A(3) shall have effect as if, for paragraph (b)...

        7. 14.In paragraph 11 (department with rotation between Minister and junior...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Department with policing and justice functions: nomination etc of Ministers

      1. Introduction

        1. 1.In Schedule 2 to the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act...

      2. Department in the charge of Minister approved by resolution of Assembly

        1. 2.(1) Paragraph 3 (provisions relating to relevant Minister) is amended...

      3. Department in the charge of two Ministers

        1. 3.(1) Paragraph 7 (provisions relating to relevant Ministers) is amended...

      4. Department with rotation between Minister and junior Minister

        1. 4.(1) Paragraph 11 (provisions relating to relevant Minister and relevant...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Minor and consequential amendments relating to Part 2

      1. Northern Ireland Act 1998 (c. 47)

        1. 1.The 1998 Act is amended as follows.

        2. 2.In section 53 (agreements etc., by persons participating in North-South...

        3. 3.In section 98 (interpretation), in subsection (1), insert the following...

        4. 4.(1) Schedule 2 (excepted matters) is amended as follows.

        5. 5.In Schedule 3 (reserved matters), in paragraph 42(a), for “and...

      2. Northern Ireland Act 2000 (c. 1)

        1. 6.In section 1 of the 2000 Act (suspension of devolved...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Reconstitution of district policing partnerships

      1. Introduction

        1. 1.(1) Schedule 3 to the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000...

      2. Report on whether DPPs meet the political condition

        1. 2.(1) The Board must comply with the requirements of this...

      3. Appointment of political members of DPPs which do not meet the political condition

        1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to each DPP specified...

      4. Appointment of independent members of DPPs which do not meet the political condition

        1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to each DPP specified...

      5. Supplementary provisions

        1. 5.(1) Section 15 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      District policing partnerships: Belfast sub-groups

      1. Introduction

        1. 1.In paragraph 13 of Schedule 1 to the Police (Northern...

      2. Effect of local government election on membership of sub-group

        1. 2.(1) In paragraph 1, after sub-paragraph (1) insert—

      3. Removal of members of sub-group from office

        1. 3.In paragraph 7(1) (removal of members of sub-group), for head...

      4. Chairman and vice-chairman of sub-group

        1. 4.For paragraph 9 (chairman and vice-chairman of sub-group) substitute— Chairman...

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