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Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006

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Standing orders

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9(1)In this Schedule (other than in paragraph 5) “standing orders” means standing orders of the Transitional Assembly.

(2)The initial standing orders shall be determined by the Secretary of State and notified to the presiding officer or any deputy presiding officer of the Transitional Assembly.

(3)The initial standing orders may be added to or amended by the Secretary of State by notification to the presiding officer or any deputy presiding officer of the Transitional Assembly; but no addition or amendment may be made under this sub-paragraph to the extent that it is inconsistent with anything done by the Transitional Assembly under sub-paragraph (4).

(4)The initial standing orders may be amended or replaced by the Transitional Assembly, but standing orders shall not be made, amended or repealed by the Transitional Assembly without cross-community support.

(5)The provision that may be made by standing orders includes provision which corresponds, or is similar, to—

(a)any provision of standing orders made (or treated as made) under section 41 of the 1998 Act, or

(b)any provision of directions made by the Secretary of State under paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to the 2006 Act.

(6)The provision that may be made by standing orders also includes provision that may be made under paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 to the 1998 Act (to be inserted in that Act by section 17 of this Act).

(7)The provision that may be made by standing orders for the purposes of the nominations referred to in paragraph 3 above includes provision which corresponds, or is similar, to any provision of sections 16A to 16C of the 1998 Act (to be inserted in that Act by section 8 of this Act).

(8)The standing orders may provide for further nominations to be made if any nomination made by virtue of paragraph 3 above ceases to have effect, by virtue of the standing orders, at any time before 26 March 2007.

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