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Government of Ireland Act 1920

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Establishment of Parliaments for Southern Ireland and Northern Ireland and a Council of Ireland.

    1. 1.Establishment of Parliaments of Southern and Northern Ireland

    2. 2.Constitution of Council of Ireland

  3. 3.Power to establish a Parliament for the whole of Ireland

  4. 4.Legislative powers of Irish Parliaments

  5. 5.Prohibition of laws interfering with religious equality taking property without compensation, &c

  6. 6.Conflict of laws

  7. 7.Powers of Council of Ireland to make orders respecting private bill legislation for whole of Ireland

  8. 8.Executive powers

  9. 9.Reserved matters

  10. 10.Powers of Council of Ireland

  11. 11.Summoning, &c, of Parliaments

  12. 12.Royal assent to Bills

  13. 13.Constitution of Senates

  14. 14.Constitution of the Parliaments

  15. 15.Application of election laws

  16. 16.Money Bills

  17. 17.Disagreement between two Houses of Parliament of Southern Ireland or Parliament of Northern Ireland

  18. 18.Privileges, qualifications, &c. of members of the Parliaments

  19. 19.Representation of Ireland in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom

  20. 20.Establishment of Southern and Northern Irish Exchequers

  21. 21.Powers of taxation

  22. 22.Reserved taxes

  23. 23.Irish contribution to Imperial expenditure

  24. 24.Irish residuary share of reserved taxes

  25. 25.Power of granting relief from income tax and super-tax

  26. 26.Provisions as to land purchase annuities

  27. 27.Existing public loans

  28. 28.Provisions against double death duties

  29. 29.Provisions against double stamp duties

  30. 30.Interavailability of excise licences

  31. 31.Irish Church Fund

  32. 32.Joint Exchequer Board

  33. 33.Power of trustees to invest in Irish securities

  34. 34.Temporary provision as to payments into and out of the Irish Exchequer

  35. 35.Provisions applicable after date of Irish union

  36. 36.Future consideration of the transfer of Customs and Excise

  37. 37.Office of Lord Lieutenant

  38. 38.Establishment of courts

  39. 39.Divisions and constitution of Supreme Court of Southern Ireland

  40. 40.Divisions and constitution of Supreme Court of Northern Ireland

  41. 41.Application of existing enactments and rules

  42. 42.Constitution and officers of High Court of Appeal for Ireland

  43. 43.Jurisdiction of High Court of Appeal for Ireland

  44. 44.Provisions as to Lord Chancellor

  45. 45.Provisions as to Master of the Rolls

  46. 46.Transitory provisions

  47. 47.Provisions as to judicature before and after Irish union

  48. 48.County court judges

  49. 49.Appeals from the High Court of Appeal for Ireland

  50. 50.Appeals where validity of Irish law questioned

  51. 51.Special provision for decision of constitutional questions

  52. 52.Appeals from decisions of Joint Exchequer Board

  53. 53.Finality of decisions of the House of Lords and Judicial Committee

  54. 54.Provisions as to existing judges and existing officers having salaries charged on the Consolidated Fund, or removable only for misconduct or incapacity

  55. 55.Continuation of service of and compensation to other existing officers

  56. 56.Establishment of Civil Service Committee

  57. 57.Provisions as to existing pensions and superannuation allowances

  58. 58.Provisions for defining of Irish officer and determining claims

  59. 59.Allocation of existing officers between Southern and Northern Ireland

  60. 60.Continuation of service of and compensation to members of the police forces

  61. 61.Continuation of existing laws, institutions, &c

  62. 62.Use of Crown lands by Irish Governments

  63. 63.Arrangements between departments

  64. 64.Special provisions as to certain universities and colleges

  65. 65.Special provisions as to Freemasons

  66. 66.Provisions as to the Bank of Ireland

  67. 67.Repeal of s.16 of 21 & amp;22 Geo.3 c.11 (Irish)

  68. 68.Provisions as to certain officers of local authorities, universities or colleges

  69. 69.Power to make Irish Transfer Orders

  70. 70.Irish Transfer Orders to be laid before Parliament

  71. 71.Alteration of scale of election expenses

  72. 72.Certificate of Speaker with regard to Irish members of the House of Commons

  73. 73.Commencement of Act and appointed day

  74. 74.Definitions

  75. 75.Saving for supreme authority of the Parliament of the United Kingdom

  76. 76.Short title and repeal

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      Procedure of the Council of Ireland in relation to their Powers of Private Bill Legislation

      1. 1.Where any public authority or any persons (hereinafter referred to...

      2. 2.The Council may make standing orders (subject, in the case...

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      Composition of Senate of Southern Ireland

      1. Part I Offices entitling Holders to be Senators

      2. Part II Nominated Senators

      3. Part III Elected Senators

    3. THIRD SCHEDULE

      Composition op Senate op Northern Ireland

      1. Part I Offices entitling Holders to be Senators

      2. Part II Elected Senators

    4. FOURTH SCHEDULE

      Provisions with respect to the Nomination, Election, and Term of Office of Senators

      1. 1.His Majesty may, by Orders in Council, make such provisions...

      2. 2.—(a) The term of office of every elected member of...

      3. 3.If the place of an elected senator becomes vacant before...

      4. 4.At any contested election of four or more members of...

    5. FIFTH SCHEDULE

      1. Part I Constituencies in Southern Ireland

        1. Boroughs

        2. Counties

      2. Part II Constituencies in Northern Ireland

        1. Boroughs

        2. Counties

    6. SIXTH SCHEDULE

      Imperial Liabilities and Expenditure

      1. 1.The, charge in respect of the funded and unfunded debt...

      2. 2.All other charges on the Consolidated Fund of the United...

    7. SEVENTH SCHEDULE

      1. Part I Supreme Court op Judicature op Southern Ireland

        1. 1.(1) His Majesty's High Court of Justice in Southern Ireland...

        2. 2.(1) His Majesty's Court of Appeal in Southern Ireland shall...

      2. Part II Supreme Court op Judicature op Northern Ireland

        1. 1.(1) His Majesty's High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland...

        2. 2.(1) His Majesty's Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland shall...

      3. Part III Transitory Provisions

        1. 1.All the existing judges of the Supreme Court of Judicature...

        2. 2.If by reason of such transfers the number of judges...

        3. 3.Subject to the provisions of this Schedule with respect to...

        4. 4.All existing members of the Irish Bar shall, as from...

        5. 5.All existing solicitors of the Supreme Court of Judicature in...

        6. 6.Any person who on the appointed day is apprenticed to...

        7. 7.All proceedings, whether civil or criminal, which are pending in...

    8. EIGHTH SCHEDULE

      Provisions as to Compensation op Existing Irish Officers

      1. 1.(1) If any existing Irish officer who is serving in...

      2. 2.For the purposes of this Schedule, the statutory conditions of...

      3. 3.The Civil. Service Committee shall not give their permission under...

      4. 4.(1) For the purpose of the provisions of this Act...

      5. 5.In this Schedule references to the Government of Southern Ireland...

      6. A.—On Retirement under the Statutory Conditions of Retirement

      7. B.—On retirement with the 'permission of the Civil Service Committee under this Schedule or on being removed from office or required to retire by the Government of Southern Ireland or Northern Ireland before attaining the age of sixty-five years for any cause other than misconduct or incapacity

      8. C.—Officers to whom the Superannuation Act, 1909, applies

    9. NINTH SCHEDULE

      Provision as to Compensation op Members op the Royal Irish Constabulary and Dublin Metropolitan Police

      1. 1.Any officer or constable who after the day of transfer—...

      2. 2.The conditions of voluntary retirement are that—

      3. 3.In the exercise of his powers under this Schedule the...

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