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Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. Summary

  3. Commentary on Sections

    1. Sections 1 and 2: Donations and Loans Etc for Political Purposes

    2. Section 1: Donations

    3. Section 2: Loans

    4. Sections 3, 4 and 5: Dual Mandates

    5. Section 3: Mps to Be Disqualified for Membership of the Assembly

    6. Section 4: Tds to Be Disqualified for Membership of the Assembly

    7. Section 5: Statements Made by Prospective Members of the Assembly

    8. Section 6: Reduction in Size of the Assembly

    9. Section 7: Extension of Assembly Term

    10. Sections 8 and 9: Justice Minister

      1. Existing law

    11. Section 8: Appointment of Justice Minister

    12. Section 9: Reappointment of Other Northern Ireland Ministers in Certain Cases

    13. Sections 10-12 – Excepted and Reserved Matters: Arms-Length Bodies

    14. Sections 13-20: Electoral Registration and Administration

    15. Section 13: Canvass Form

    16. Section 14: Abolition of the 3-Month Residence Requirement

    17. Section 15: Registration as an Overseas Elector: Declaration of Nationality

    18. Section 16: Absent Voting

    19. Section 17: Electoral Identity Cards

    20. Section 18: Chief Electoral Officer: Duty to Take Necessary Steps

    21. Section 19: Chief Electoral Officer: Performance Standards

    22. Section 20: Data Sharing

    23. Sections 21-25: Miscellaneous

    24. Section 21 and the Schedule: Rules of Court

    25. Section 22: Equality Duties

    26. Section 23: Extension of Powers to Make Subordinate Legislation

    27. Section 24: Regulation of Biometric Data

    28. Section 25: Amendment of the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975

  4. Final Provisions

    1. Section 26: Amendments Which Could Have Been Made under Existing Powers

    2. Section 27: Territorial Extent

    3. Section 28: Commencement

  5. Hansard References

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