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Northern Ireland Act 2009

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Sponsors:
Mr Shaun Woodward
Northern Ireland Office
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Northern Ireland Act 2009 c.3 | PDF version, 164KB 16.03.2009

Latest news on the Northern Ireland Act 2009

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 12 March.

The Bill is now an Act of Parliament.

Summary of the Northern Ireland Act 2009

This Bill is designed to assist with the devolution of policing and justice to Northern Ireland by making amendments to the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Key areas

  • Adds to the options for appointing the Policing and Justice Minister already set out in the Northern Ireland Act 1998
  • Amends the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 and the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 in respect of judicial appointments and removals.

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