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Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1945


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1Legislative power of Parliament of Northern Ireland as to certain matters relating to 'criminal law and procedure

(1)The restrictions imposed by the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, on the power of the Parliament of Northern Ireland to make laws shall not be construed as precluding that Parliament from enacting, in relation to Northern Ireland, by a law relating to criminal justice or criminal procedure a provision affecting an offence which is, or is connected with, an excepted or reserved matter:

Provided that nothing in this subsection shall operate so as to enable the Parliament of Northern Ireland to enact a law affecting the punishment for an offence which is, or is connected with, an excepted or reserved matter, otherwise than by providing for the imposition, generally or in any circumstances, of the same punishment as that which, at the time when that law is enacted, must or may be imposed in England, generally or in those circumstances, as the case may be, for that offence.

(2)In this section the expression " excepted or reserved matter " means a matter in respect of which, apart from this section, the Parliament of Northern Ireland has not, under the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, power to make laws.

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