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Weekly Information Bulletin: 17th March 2007

Northern Ireland Legislation:
proceedings as at 16 March 2007

The Northern Ireland Assembly was suspended from midnight on 14 October 2002. During suspension, legislation, which would otherwise have come within the competence of the Assembly, may be made by Order in Council under Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Act 2000. The 2000 Act is also currently being used to make Orders in Council which, while the Assembly was active, would have been made under section 85 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Orders making provision for certain reserved matters, for example the criminal law).

Unless made without Parliamentary Approval by reason of urgency, draft Orders in Council must be approved by a resolution of both Houses before being made (affirmative procedure). Orders in Council made before Parliamentary approval by reason of urgency (U), must be approved by both Houses within 40 days of being made.

Some UK Acts, for example dealing with social security or pensions, provide for corresponding provisions to be made for Northern Ireland by means of an Order in Council under the 2000 Act, subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House (negative procedure (N)), rather than by the normal affirmative procedure.

Where appropriate, proposals for draft Orders in Council are issued for public consultation and on occasions may be considered by the Northern Ireland Grand Committee (G), before the draft Order is laid. Prior to formal approval being sought on the floor of the Commons, draft Orders are normally considered in a Delegated Legislation Committee (D) or, less frequently, by the Northern Ireland Grand Committee. The Northern Ireland Orders Grand Committee (O) would also, from time to time, consider a draft Order before formal approval is sought on the floor of the Lords.

Abbreviations:

UUrgent ProcedureDDelegated Legislation Committee
GNorthern Ireland Grand committeeONorthern Ireland Order Grand Committee
AApprovedNNegative Procedure


Title and SI No.

Consultation on Proposal

NIGC

(Draft) Order Laid

Commons

Lords

Privy
Council
Unauthorised Encampments (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
SI No. 1961
11.10.2004
31.12.2004

21.2.2005
22.6.2005 (D)
27.6.2005 (A)
20.6.2005 (A)
19.7.2005
Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
SI No. 1968
19.10.2004
-
10.1.2005

2.3.2005
5.7.2005 (D)
11.7.2005 (A)
14.6.2005 (A)
19.7.2005
Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004
30.9.2004
-
23.12.2004

7.2.2005
28.2.2005 (D)
2.3.2005 (A)
26.5.2005 (A)
7.6.2005
Drainage (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004
6.9.2004
-
26.11.2004

26.1.2005
24.2.2005 (D)
28.2.2005 (A)
26.5.2005 (A)
7.6.2005
Company Directors
Disqualification (Amendment)
(Northern Ireland) Order 2005
03.08.04
-
29.10.04

20.1.2005
1.3.2005 (D)
3.3.2005 (A)
26.5.2005 (A)
7.6.2005
Insolvency (Northern Ireland)
Order 2005
03.08.04
-
29.10.04

24.1.2005
1.3.2005 (D)
3.3.2005 (A)
26.5.2005 (A)
7.6.2005
Firearms (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
SI No. 1966
22.11.04
-
17.02.05

21.2.2005
23.6.2005 (D)
14.6.2005 (A)
19.7.2005
The Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) (No.2) Order 2005


25.5.2005
14.7.2005 (D)
19.7.2005 (A)
7.7.2005 (O)
11.7.2005 (A)
Draft Budget (No.2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
SI No. 1962
N/A
29.6.2005
9.6.2005
4.7.2005 (A)
4.7.2005 (O)
7.7.2005 (A)
19.7.2005
Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2005


9.6.2005
12.7.2005 (D)
14.7.2005 (A)
7.7.2005 (O)
11.7.2005 (A)
19.7.2005
Traffic Management (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
SI No. 1964
01.03.05
-
10.05.05

16.6.2005
7.7.2005 (D)
12.7.2005 (A)
4.7.2005 (O)
7.7.2005 (A)
19.7.2005
Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996
(Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005


16.6.2005
12.7.2005 (D)
14.7.2005 (A)
7.7.2005 (O)
11.7.2005 (A)
The Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
SI No. 1967
15.03.05
-
27.05.05

27.6.2005
5.7.2005 (D)
11.7.2005 (A)
4.7.2005 (O)
7.7.2005 (A)
19.7.2005
The Colleges of Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
SI No. 1963
22.03.05
-
19.05.05

28.6.2005
4.7.2005 (D)
6.7.2005 (A)
4.7.2005 (O)
7.7.2005 (A)
19.7.2005
The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
SI No. 1965
24.03.05
-
17.06.05

28.6.2005
6.7.2005 (D)
11.7.2005 (A)
4.7.2005 (O)
7.7.2005 (A)
19.7.2005
The Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 2005 (U)


14.9.2005
9.11.2005 (D)
14.11.2005 (A)
24.10.2005 (O)
31.10.2005 (A)
The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
SI No. 3424
22.06.05
-
12.09.05

24.10.2005
15.11.2005 (D)
21.11.2005 (A)
23.11.2005 (A)
14.12.2005
The Industrial and Provident Societies (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
SI No. 314
30.03.05
-
24.06.05

14.11.2005
19.12.2005 (D)
9.1.2006 (A)
1.12.2005 (A)
14.2.2006
The Legal Aid (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
SI No. 3423


15.11.2005
29.11.2005 (D)
1.12.2005 (A)
5.12.2005 (A)
14.12.2005
The Safety of Sports Grounds (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
SI No. 313
06.06.05
-
02.09.05

21.11.2005
7.12.2005 (D)
12.12.2005 (A)
14.12.2005 (A)
14.2.2006
Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990 (Enforcement of Overseas Forfeiture Orders) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (N)
SI No. 3179


25.11.2005


Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
SI No. 312
31.01.05
-
25.04.05

7.12.2005
19.1.2006 (D)
23.1.2006 (A)
25.1.2006 (A)
14.2.2006
Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006
06.12.05
-
07.03.06

12.6.2006
28.6.2006 (D)
5.7.2006 (A)

19.7.2006
Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) Order 2006


17.1.2006
6.2.2006 (D)
9.2.2006 (A)
10.2.2006 (A)
The Stormont Estate (Northern Ireland) Order 2006


23.1.2006
13.2.2006 (D)
15.2.2006 (A)
10.2.2006 (A)
8.3.2006
Draft Budget (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

7.2.2006
25.1.2006
9.2.2006 (A)
2.3.2006 (O)
6.3.2006 (A)
8.3.2006
Draft Rates (Capital Values etc) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006


26.1.2006
9.2.2006 (D)
2.3.2006 (O)
6.3.2006 (A)
8.3.2006
Guardian's Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2006


13.2.2006
27.3.2006 (D)
28.3.2006 (A)
24.3.2006 (A)
The Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2006


27.2.2006
21.3.2006 (D)
28.3.2006 (A)
22.3.2006 (O)
29.3.2006 (A)
The Terrorism Act 2000 (Revised Code of Practice for the Identification of Persons by Police Officers) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006


15.3.2006
8.5.2006 (D)
9.5.2006 (A)
18.4.2006 (O)
26.4.2006 (A)
The Planning Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2006


8.3.2006
2.5.2006 (D)
18.4.2006 (O)
26.4.2006 (A)
9.5.2006
The Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006


13.3.2006
24.4.2006 (D)
18.4.2006 (O)
26.4.2006 (A)
9.5.2006
Local Government (Boundaries) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006


22.3.2006
18.4.2006 (D)
18.4.2006 (O)
9.5.2006
Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006


24.4.2006
10.5.2006 (D)
16.5.2006 (A)
17.5.2006 (A)
7.6.2006
Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) (No.2) Order 2006


24.5.2006
20.7.2006 (D)
24.7.2006 (A)
19.6.2006 (O)
28.6.2006 (A)
Recovery of Health Services Charges (Northern Ireland) Order 2006


24.5.2006
21.6.2006 (D)
26.6.2006 (A)
19.6.2006 (O)
28.6.2006 (A)
19.7.2006
Water and Sewerage Services (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006
01.06.06
-
24.08.06

5.6.2006
13.6.2006 (D)
19.6.2006 (A)
4.7.2006 (O) 12.7.2006 (A)
19.7.2006
Budget (No.2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

20.6.2006
6.6.2006
26.6.2006 (A)
4.7.2006 (O)
12.7.2006 (A)
19.7.2006
The Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006


12.6.2006
5.7.2006 (D)
10.7.2006 (A)
4.7.2006 (O)
12.7.2006 (A)
19.7.2006
Smoking (Northern Ireland) Order 2006
SI 2957


4.7.2006
20.7.2006 (D)
9.10.2006 (A)
9.10.2006 (A)
14.11.2006
Work and Families (Northern Ireland) Order 2006


26.7.2006


19.7.2006
Electricity Consents (Planning) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006
SI 2955

25.10.2006
9.10.2006
31.10.2006 (D)
6.11.2006 (A)
7.11.2006 (A)
14.11.2006
Victims and Survivors (Northern Ireland) Order 2006
SI 2953

25.10.2006
9.10.2006
1.11.2006 (D)
6.11.2006 (A)
7.11.2006 (A)
14.11.2006
Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006
SI 3336


9.10.2006
28.11.2006 (D)
14.12.2006 (A)
11.12.2006 (A)
14.12.2006
Rates (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006
SI 2954

25.10.2006
9.10.2006
25.10.2006 (D)
1.11.2006 (A)
7.11.2006 (A)
14.11.2006
Housing (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006
SI 3337


20.11.2006
7.12.2006 (D)
12.12.2006 (A)
11.12 (A)
14.12.2006
Draft District Electoral Commissioner (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2006


30.11.2006
21.2.2007 (D)
26.2.2007 (A)
31.1.2007 (A)
Police and Criminal Evidence (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007
SI 288


4.12.2006
24.1.2007 (D)
29.1.2007 (A)
31.1.2007 (A)
7.2.2007
Street Works (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007
SI 287


4.12.2006
9.1.2007 (D
15.1.2007 (A)
31.1.2007 (A)
7.2.2007
Draft Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland)
Order 2007


11.12.2006


The Waste (Amendment) (Northern Ireland)
Order 2007


18.12.2006
22.1.2007 (D)
23.1.2007 (A)
27.2.2007(A)
The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007


18.12.2006
30.1.2007 (D)
5.2.2007 (A)
7.3.2007(A)
The Taxis (Northern Ireland) Order 2007


9.1.2007


Draft Budget (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

27.2.2007
25.1.2007
7.3.2007(A)
27.2.2007(A)
The Charities (Northern Ireland) Order 2007


29.1.2007


Draft Guardian's Allowance Uprating (Northern Ireland) Order 2007


30.1.2007
19.3.2007 (D)
22.2.2007 (A)
Draft Policing (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007
4.12.2006
-
22.1.2007

7.3.2007

14.3.2007 (A)
Draft Northern Ireland Policing Board (Northern Ireland) Order 2007


6.2.2007
14.3.2007 (D)
19.3.2007 (A)
Draft Electricity (Single Wholesale Market) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007


19.2.2007
12.3.2007 (D)
13.3.2007 (A)
19.3.2007 (A)
Draft Foyle and Carlingford Fisheries (Northern Ireland) Order 2007
17.11.2006
-
15.1.2007

19.2.2007
13.3.2007 (D)
19.3.2007 (A)

 
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