Clause 26 - Amendments that could have been made under existing powers

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:15 am on 16 July 2013.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering

With this it will be convenient to discuss clauses 27, 28 and 29.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

If it is okay with you, Mr Hollobone, I will not take up a huge amount of the Committee’s time on these final four consequential amendments; they are very much a tidying-up provision towards the end of the Bill.

Clause 27 sets out the exceptions to this provision modifying enactments with a different extent, and those with the same extent as the enactments are being modified  —if anybody understands that, they are a better person than I am. The legislation brought forward by a previous Administration needs to be tidied up. I am not a lawyer, but that is what it says here. These are really just technical tidying-up exercises on these clauses, and I hope that we can agree those and then move on to the new clauses.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 26 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 27 to 29 ordered to stand part of the Bill.