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Weekly Information Bulletin: 26th May 2007
Northern Ireland Legislation:
|Delegated Legislation Committee
|Northern Ireland Grand committee
|Northern Ireland Order Grand Committee
Title and SI No.
Consultation on Proposal
(Draft) Order Laid
|Draft Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland)
|The Charities (Northern Ireland) Order 2007
|Draft Guardian's Allowance Uprating (Northern Ireland) Order 2007
Some Northern Ireland Assembly Bills which include provisions dealing with exempted or reserved matters are required to be laid before Parliament for a period of 20 sitting days before being presented for Royal Assent. If a motion, signed by not less than 20 Members, disapproving of the Bill is tabled in either House during the 20-day period, the Bill shall not be presented for Royal Assent unless the motion is rejected or withdrawn. The date of tabling of any such motion will be shown below.
Assembly Bills of this type which the Secretary of State deems urgent (U) may be presented for Royal Assent before being laid before Parliament. Such Acts of the Assembly are then required to be laid before Parliament for 20 sitting days. If a motion, signed by not less than 20 Members, praying that the Act shall cease to have effect is tabled in either House during the 20-day period the Act and is agreed to, the Act of the Assembly may be repealed by Order in Council. The date of tabling of any such motion will be shown below.
Delegated legislation dealing with certain reserved matters, are subject to Parliamentary procedure at Westminster. The Parliamentary stages of any such legislation are detailed below.
|Draft Order considered by a Delegated Legislation Standing Committee in the House of Commons.
|Proposal for a draft Order considered in the Northern Ireland Grand Committee.
|Urgent Act or Order (not in draft form) laid before Parliament.
|Consequential Order (not in draft form) laid before Parliament. (subject to negative procedure)
|Statutory Instrument Number, shown after title
|Provisional date for next stage i.e. PSC: 01.07.2007
|Title of Bill or Act
Proposals for Orders in Council (other than Orders in Council made without Parliamentary approval by reason of urgency (U)) dealing with certain reserved matters must be laid for a period of 60 days to allow for consultation. The Government has indicated that it will normally refer such proposals to the Northern Ireland Grand Committee for debate. The subsequent draft Orders in Council must be approved by resolution of both Houses before being made (affirmative procedure).
Draft Orders in Council (other than Orders in Council made without Parliamentary approval by reason of urgency (U)) dealing with matters within the competence of a suspended Assembly under Schedule 1 of the Northern Ireland Act 2000 must be approved by resolution of both Houses before being made (affirmative procedure). No further new orders are expected under this procedure since the Assembly has been restored on 8 May 2007 and the Northern Act 2000 repealed.
Orders in Council made before Parliamentary approval by reason of urgency (U) must be approved by both Houses within 40 days of being made.
Title and SI No.
|Draft /Made Order Laid
|Approved by Commons
|Approved by Lords
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