Northern Ireland Bill - continued        House of Commons

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      To pledge:
    (a) to discharge in good faith all the duties of office;
    (b) commitment to non-violence and exclusively peaceful and democratic means;
    (c) to serve all the people of Northern Ireland equally, and to act in accordance with the general obligations on government to promote equality and prevent discrimination;
    (d) to participate with colleagues in the preparation of a programme for government;
    (e) to operate within the framework of that programme when agreed within the Executive Committee and endorsed by the Assembly;
    (f) to support, and act in accordance with, all decisions of the Executive Committee and Assembly;
    (g) to comply with the Ministerial Code of Conduct.
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