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Executive Committee (Functions) Act (Northern Ireland) 2020


11.The Executive Committee (Functions) Act contains provisions to amend section 20 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 to clarify requirements in relation to the referral of matters by Ministers to the Executive Committee.

12.It also clarifies that the decision-making functions of the Department for Infrastructure and its Minister under the Planning Act (NI) 2011 and regulations made under that Act are the responsibility of that Department and Minister and (with the exception of planning policy formulated under section 1 of the Act) are to be excluded from the requirement under section 20 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 for referral to the Executive Committee.

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