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Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006

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Effect of local government election on membership of sub-group

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

(1A)In this Schedule, in relation to a sub-group and the holding of a local general election—

  • “the transitional period” means the period—

    (a)

    beginning with the election day; and

    (b)

    ending with the day before the reconstitution date;

  • “reconstitution date” means the date published by notice of the Board under paragraph 4(2A).

(2)In paragraph 3(3), for “date of the local general election” substitute “day before the reconstitution date”.

(3)At the end of paragraph 3 add—

(7)Where a political member ceases to hold office at any time during the transitional period, no appointment shall be made to fill the casual vacancy; and paragraph 2 and sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph shall have effect subject to this sub-paragraph.

(4)In paragraph 4, after sub-paragraph (2) insert—

(2A)Where, following a local general election, the Board has completed the appointment of the independent members of the sub-group for a police district, it shall publish notice of the date which is to be the reconstitution date in relation to the sub-group for that police district.

(2B)Notice under sub-paragraph (2A) shall be published in such manner as appears to the Board appropriate for bringing it to the attention of interested persons.

(5)In paragraph 4(4), for “date of the local general election” substitute “day before the reconstitution date”.

(6)At the end of paragraph 4 add—

(8)Where an independent member ceases to hold office at any time during the transitional period, no appointment shall be made to fill the casual vacancy; and paragraph 2 and sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) of this paragraph shall have effect subject to this sub-paragraph.

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