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The Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Devolution of Policing and Justice Functions) Order 2010

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4.  (1)  Amend section 24 (orders) as follows.

(2) After subsection (4) insert—

(5) A power of the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland to make an order under this Act is exercisable by statutory rule for the purposes of the Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979(1).

(6) An order made by the Department of Justice under section 15 or 16 is subject to negative resolution (within the meaning of section 41(6) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(2)).

(7) No order shall be made by the Department of Justice under section 21 or 23 or (subject to subsection (8)) section 22, unless a draft of it has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(8) If the only amendments to Schedule 1 made by an order of the Department of Justice under section 22 are amendments within subsection (3) of that section—

(a)subsection (7) of this section does not apply to the making of the order, and

(b)the order is subject to negative resolution (within the meaning of section 41(6) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954).

(9) No order shall be made by the Department of Justice under section 27 bringing into force paragraph (d) of section 2(1) unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(10) Section 41(3) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(3) applies for the purposes of subsections (7) and (9) in relation to the laying of a draft as it applies in relation to the laying of a statutory document under an enactment.

(2)

1954 c. 33 (N.I.). Section 41(6) was amended by S.I. 1999/663.

(3)

Section 41(3) was substituted by S.I. 1999/663.

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