Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill

Explanatory Notes

Legal background

11 In the continuing absence of a Northern Ireland Executive, and the consequent inability of the Northern Ireland Assembly to pass a Budget Act, this Bill would provide the required authorisations and appropriations. It would be deemed for those purposes to be an Act of the Assembly. To that end, instead of the usual Assembly process, a Main Estimates document is being laid alongside this Bill and this would be deemed to be equivalent to the Assembly supply process.

12 The Bill will provide authorisations and appropriations for departments and other public bodies in Northern Ireland and will leave spending decisions, within the overall totals voted (and the more detailed totals in the Main Estimates document), to these departments.


Prepared 10th July 2018