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Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Act 2016

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7Pledge of office by Ministers

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In the pledge of office set out in Schedule 4 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998, after paragraph (cd) insert—

(ce)to support the rule of law unequivocally in word and deed and to support all efforts to uphold it;

(cf)to work collectively with the other members of the Executive Committee to achieve a society free of paramilitarism;

(cg)to challenge all paramilitary activity and associated criminality;

(ch)to call for, and to work together with the other members of the Executive Committee to achieve, the disbandment of all paramilitary organisations and their structures;

(ci)to challenge paramilitary attempts to control communities;

(cj)to support those who are determined to make the transition away from paramilitarism;

(ck)to accept no authority, direction or control on my political activities other than my democratic mandate alongside my own personal and party judgment;.

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