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Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. Summary and Background

  3. Overview

    1. Part 1: Preparations for the restoration of devolved government

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

    3. Part 3: Other amendments

    4. Part 4: Supplemental

  4. Territorial Extent

  5. Territorial Application: Wales

  6. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1: Preparations for the Restoration of Devolved Government

      1. Section 1: Preparations for the restoration of devolved government

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

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

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

    2. Part 2: Amendments of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 Etc

      1. Ministerial conduct

        1. Section 5: The Executive Committee and the Ministerial Code

        2. Section 6: Power to refer Ministerial decision to the Executive Committee

        3. Section 7: Pledge of office

      2. Ministerial appointments

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

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

      3. Committees

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

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

      4. NSMC and BIC

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

      5. Miscellaneous

        1. Section 13: Community designation

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

        3. Section 15: Strategies in relation to Irish language and Ulster Scots language etc

        4. Section 16: Strategy in relation to poverty, social exclusion etc

        5. Section  17: Vacancy in the Assembly

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

        7. Section 19: Minor and consequential amendments

    3. Part 3: Other Amendments

      1. Policing

        1. Section 20: District policing partnerships

      2. Education

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

    4. Part 4: Supplemental

      1. Section 22: Repeal of the 2006 Act

      2. Section 23: Power to make consequential provision etc

      3. Section 24: Parliamentary procedure for orders under section 23

    5. Schedule 1: the Transitional Assembly

    6. Schedule 2: Restoration of Devolved Government on 26 March 2007

    7. Schedule 3: Non-Compliance With the St Andrews Agreement Timetable

    8. Schedule 4: Repeal of the Northern Ireland Act 2000 on 28 March 2007

    9. Schedule 5: Executive Selection: Consequential Amendments

    10. Schedule 6: Department With Policing and Justice Functions: Nominations Etc of Ministers

    11. Schedule 7: Minor and Consequential Amendments Relating to Part 2

    12. Schedule 8: Reconstitution of District Policing Partnerships

    13. Schedule 9: District Policing Partnerships: Belfast Subgroups

  7. Commencement

  8. Hansard References

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