Part of Northern Ireland Bill – in the House of Lords at 4:30 pm on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Lord Maginnis of Drumglass Lord Maginnis of Drumglass Crossbench 4:30 pm, 11th March 2009

I am grateful to the Lord President of the Council. Obviously it has been important that I have been able to air and forewarn noble Lords about the implications of this Bill as it will affect what happens on the ground in Northern Ireland, as it will affect the functioning of the Assembly and as it will affect justice and policing. Having done that, I feel that I have done my duty. I am neither competent to nor do I desire to cross swords with noble and learned Lords who are much more aware of the implications than I am. I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment 1A withdrawn.

Amendments 1B and 1C not moved.

Amendment 2

Moved by Lord Smith of Clifton

2: Schedule 1, page 6, line 21, at end insert ", and

(d) where the member nominated was a member of a party at the time he took his seat in the Assembly, a majority of the members of that party voting."