Explanatory Notes

What these notes do 

These Explanatory Notes relate to the Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL].

· These Explanatory Notes have been drafted in order to assist the reader of the Bill. They do not form part of the Bill and have not been endorsed by Parliament.

· These Explanatory Notes explain what each part of the Bill will mean in practice; provide background information on the development of policy; and provide additional information on how the Bill will affect existing legislation in this area.

· These Explanatory Notes might best be read alongside the Bill. They are not, and are not intended to be, a comprehensive description of the Bill.
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Prepared 31st October 2019