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Northern Ireland Assembly Members Act 2010

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

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    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 Assembly Members Act 2010 c.16 | PDF version, 59KB 09.04.2010

Latest news on the Northern Ireland Assembly Members Act 2010

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 8 April. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

Summary of the Northern Ireland Assembly Members Act 2010

This short Bill amends the Northern Ireland Act 1998 to allow the Northern Ireland Assembly to delegate its powers in relation to the setting of salaries and allowances of Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

The Bill will enable the Assembly to confer these functions on an independent body of its own choosing. There has been pressure from the Assembly to allow such functions to be delegated.

The Bill includes provisions to prevent Assembly Members who also sit in the House of Commons or the European Parliament from drawing their Assembly salaries. They would still be entitled to full allowances in connection with each mandate they hold.

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