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Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014


4.The Act makes provision in relation to the following:

  • donations and loans for political purposes in connection with Northern Ireland;

  • ending the practice of Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly holding a dual mandate to sit concurrently as Members of the House of Commons, or as Teachta Dála in Dáil Éireann (members of the lower house of the Irish Parliament);

  • determining the future size of the Northern Ireland Assembly;

  • extending the length of future terms of the Northern Ireland Assembly to five year fixed terms;

  • changes to the process of appointment and dismissal for the Northern Ireland Justice Minister;

  • steps towards the devolution of functions in relation to the Northern Ireland Civil Service Commission, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, and matters relating to district electoral areas.

  • registration of electors and electoral administration in Northern Ireland;

  • amendments to certain order making powers and court rule making powers in respect of Northern Ireland; and,

  • preventing Northern Ireland Civil Service Commissioners from sitting in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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