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Northern Ireland Assembly: Policing and Justice

Volume 707: debated on Tuesday 27 January 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will release details to all members of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the public of the agreement to devolve policing and justice to the Northern Ireland Assembly and plans to implement it. [HL652]

The Government published a discussion paper on the proposed framework for the devolution of policing and justice in February 2006. This was followed in March 2008 by the publication of illustrative draft legislation, which sought to show how the devolution of policing and justice would work in practice. The timing of devolution remains a matter for the Assembly.