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Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006

The Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006[1]
Long title An Act to make provision for preparations for the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland in accordance with the St Andrews Agreement; to make provision as to the consequences of compliance, or non-compliance, with the St Andrews Agreement timetable; to amend the Northern Ireland Act 1998; to make provision about district policing partnerships; to amend the Education (Northern Ireland) Orders 1997 and 2006; and for connected purposes.
Chapter 2006 c 53
Territorial extent England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, except for sections 20 and 21 and Schedules 8 and 9, which extend only to Northern Ireland.[2]
Dates
Royal Assent 22 November 2006
History of passage through Parliament
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006 (c 53) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It implemented the St Andrews Agreement. It is modified by section 1 of the Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2007.

Part 2 - Amendments of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 etc

Section 5 - The Executive Committee and the Ministerial Code

Section 5(1) inserts section 20(4) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Section 5(2) inserts section 28A of that Act.

Section 6 - Power to refer Ministerial decision to Executive Committee

This section inserts section 28B of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Section 7 - Pledge of office

This section amends Schedule 4 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Section 8 - First Minister, deputy First Minister and Northern Ireland Ministers

This section substitutes sections 16A to 16C, for section 16, of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Section 9 - Department with policing and justice functions: nomination etc of Ministers

This section provides that Schedule 6 has effect.

Section 10 - Statutory committee for Office of First Minister and deputy First Minister

This section amends section 29 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Section 11 - Committee to review functioning of Assembly and Executive Committee

Section 11(1) inserts sections 29A and 29B of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Section 12 - North-South Ministerial Council and British-Irish Council

This section substitutes new sections 52A to 52C for the existing section 52 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Section 13 - Community designation

This section inserts section 4(5A) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Section 14 - Power of Executive Committee to call for witnesses and documents

This section inserts section 28C of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Section 15 - Strategies relating to Irish language and Ulster Scots language etc

This section inserts section 28D of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Section 16 - Strategy relating to poverty, social exclusion etc

This section inserts section 28E of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Section 17 - Vacancy in the Assembly

This section inserts paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Section 19 - Minor and consequential amendments

This section provides that Schedule 7 has effect.

Part 3 - Other amendments

Section 20 - District policing partnerships

This section provides that Schedules 8 and 9 have effect.

This section is prospectively repealed by Part 2 of Schedule 8 to the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011.

Section 21 - Amendment of Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 etc

Section 21(1) substitutes articles 1(6)(a) and (b) of the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1915 (N.I. 11).

Section 21(2) amends article 16(5) of the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (S.I. 1997/866 (N.I. 5)).

Part 4 Supplemental

Section 22 - Repeal of the 2006 Act

This section repeals the Northern Ireland Act 2006.

Section 27 - Commencement

Section 27(6) is prospectively repealed by Part 2 of Schedule 8 to the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011.

Orders made under this section

  • The Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006 (Commencement No.1) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/92 (C.4)) was made under section 27(3)(a).
  • The Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006 (Commencement No.2) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/2491 (C.94)) was made under section 27(3)(b).
  • The power under section 27(6) was exercised by article 3 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2003 (Commencement No.2) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/371 (C.26))

Sechedule 8 - Reconstitution of district policing partnerships

This Schedule is prospectively repealed by Part 2 of Schedule 8 to the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011.

Schedule 9 - District policing partnerships: Belfast sub-groups

This Schedule is prospectively repealed by Part 2 of Schedule 8 to the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2011.

See also

References

  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 28 of this Act.
  2. ^ The Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006, section 26

External links

  • The Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006, as amended from the National Archives.
  • The Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006, as originally enacted from the National Archives.
  • Explanatory notes to the Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006.
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