1Preparations for restoration of devolved government
(1)There is to be an Assembly (referred to in this Act as “the Transitional Assembly”)—
(a)whose members at any time are to be the persons who are at that time members of the Northern Ireland Assembly, and
(b)whose purpose is to take part in preparations for the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland in accordance with the St Andrews Agreement.
(2)Schedule 1 (provision about the Transitional Assembly) has effect.
(3)Nothing in this Act affects the operation of section 1 of the 2000 Act (suspension of devolved government).
(4)But subsection (3) is subject to—
(a)paragraph 3 of Schedule 1,
(b)paragraphs 2 and 4 of Schedule 2, and
(c)paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 4.