The Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (Procedural Rules) Order 1998

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Published: 1998-03-02

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 526

NORTHERN IRELAND
The Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (Procedural Rules) Order 1998

Made
2nd March 1998

Coming into force
3rd March 1998

Whereas—
(1) in pursuance of section 4 of the Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998(1) (“the 1998 Act”) the Parades Commission for Northern Ireland (“the Commission”) is required to issue a set of rules (“the procedural rules”) for the purpose of regulating and prescribing the practice and procedure to be followed by the Commission in exercising the functions mentioned in section 2(2) of the 1998 Act and by other persons or bodies in their dealings with the Commission in connection with the exercise of those functions;
(2) in pursuance of paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 to the 1998 Act, the Commission has prepared a draft of the procedural rules and submitted the draft to the Secretary of State;
(3) in pursuance of paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the 1998 Act the Commission has sent the draft procedural rules to the Secretary of State who has laid the draft before each House of Parliament:
And whereas a draft of this Order has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

Now, therefore, the Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on her by paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to the 1998 Act, hereby orders as follows:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (Procedural Rules) Order 1998 and shall come into force on 3rd March 1998.

Procedural rules

2.  The procedural rules laid in draft before Parliament on 23rd February 1998 which regulate and prescribe the practice and procedure to be followed by the Commission in exercising the functions mentioned in section 2(2) of the 1998 Act and by other persons or bodies in their dealings with the Commission in connection with the exercise of those functions, shall come into operation on 3rd March 1998.

Marjorie Mowlam
One of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State
Northern Ireland Office
2nd March 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order appoints 3rd March 1998 as the date on which the set of rules (“the procedural rules”) issued by the Parades Commission for Northern Ireland (“the Commission”) under section 4 of the Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (“the 1998 Act”) will come into operation.
The procedural rules regulate and prescribe the practice and procedure to be followed by the Commission in exercising the functions mentioned in section 2(2) of the 1998 Act (power to mediate between parties to particular disputes concerning proposed public processions and to issue determinations in respect of particular proposed public processions) and by other persons or bodies in their dealings with the Commission in connection with the exercise of those functions.
The procedural rules are published by the Commission and copies may be obtained from the Commission at 12th Floor, Windsor House, 6-12 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7EL.

(1)
1998 c. 2.
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