Explanatory Notes

Annex A - Territorial extent and application in the United Kingdom

35 The Bill extends only to Northern Ireland.

Provision

Extends to E & W and applies to England?

Extends to E & W and applies to Wales?

Extends and applies to Scotland?

Extends and applies to Northern Ireland?

Would corresponding provision be within the competence of the National Assembly for Wales?

Would corresponding provision be within the competence of the Scottish Parliament?

Would corresponding provision be within the competence of the Northern Ireland Assembly?

Legislative Consent Motion needed?

Clauses 1-8

No

No

No

Yes

N/A

N/A

Yes

No

Schedules 1 & 2

No

No

No

Yes

N/A

N/A

Yes

No

Subject matter and legislative competence of devolved legislatures

36 All of the content of this Bill affects matters within the devolved (transferred) competence of the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Sewel Convention sets out that the UK Government will not normally legislate in an area of devolved competence without the agreement of the devolved legislatures. In the absence of the Executive and a sitting Assembly, and given the pressing need to ensure that public services can continue to be delivered within Northern Ireland, there is neither the time available nor the practical ability for the Assembly to provide a Legislative Consent Motion. The UK Government is clear, therefore, that the circumstances in which this Bill will be introduced would come within the exception allowed by the Convention.

NORTHERN IRELAND BUDGET (NO. 2) BILL

EXPLANATORY NOTES

These Explanatory Notes relate to the Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 27 June 2018 (Bill 238).

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