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Assembly Members (Reduction of Numbers Bill)

Assembly Members (Reduction of Numbers) Bill - As Introduced.pdf (66.79 kb)

Assembly Members (Reduction of Numbers) Bill

[AS INTRODUCED]

CONTENTS

1.         Reduction of number of members returned for each constituency

2.         Short title

 

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Reduce the number of members of the Assembly returned for each constituency.

BE IT ENACTED by being passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly and assented to by Her Majesty as follows:

Reduction of number of members returned for each constituency

1.—(1) In section 33(2) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (numbers of members returned for each constituency), for “six” substitute “five”.

(2) The amendment made by subsection (1) does not have effect until the first Assembly election after the next Assembly election.

(3) In subsection (2) “Assembly election” means an election under section 31 or 32 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (whichever occurs first).

Short title

2. This Act may be cited as the Assembly Members (Reduction of Numbers) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.

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