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Draft legislation Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions)

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This paper sets out draft legislative clauses relating to a number of matters of concern in Northern Ireland.

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Publication of draft legislation Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions)

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If Parliamentary time permits, we propose that these provisions form a Bill to give effect to a number of institutional changes in Northern Ireland.

These would include ending dual mandates between the Northern Ireland Assembly and the House of Commons; providing more transparency on party funding; and implementing changes to provide greater security of tenure for the NI Justice Minister.

In addition, we also plan to use the Bill to implement a number of significant improvements to the administration of elections in NI, following recommendations made by the Electoral Commission and Chief Electoral Officer for NI.