Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill (HL Bill 190)

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Northern Ireland Office, have been
ordered to be published as HL Bill 190—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Lord Duncan of Springbank has made the following statement under section 19(1)(b) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

I am unable (but only because of clause 8) to make a statement that, in my view, the provisions of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill are compatible with the Convention rights but the Government nevertheless wishes the House to proceed with the Bill.