Explanatory Memorandum

Assembly Members (Reduction of Numbers) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

2016 CHAPTER 29

22 July 2016

Commentary on Sections

8.A commentary on each of the sections follows:

Section 1: Reduction of number of members returned for each constituency

This section amends Section 33(2) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 by changing the number of Assembly members returned for each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland from six to five and contains provisions for the commencement of the legislation.

Section 2: Short title

This section provides that the Act shall be known as the Assembly Members (Reduction of Numbers) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.