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This is a list of Acts of the Parliament of Northern Ireland, from its first session in 1921 to suspension in 1972.
The short titles for these Acts were distinguished from those passed by the Westminster parliament by the insertion of the bracketed words "Northern Ireland" between the word "Act" and the year. Thus Police Act (Northern Ireland) 1970 was an Act passed by the Parliament of Northern Ireland, whereas the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 was passed at Westminster.
As with UK legislation, Northern Ireland's Acts of Parliament were traditionally cited using the regnal year(s) of the parliamentary session in which they became law, though in 1954 this was retrospectively changed to calendar years beginning with 1943.Note that by convention "(N.I.)" is also added after the chapter number so as to avoid confusion with Westminster legislation.
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Criminal Justice Act is a stock short title used for legislation in Canada, Malaysia, the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom relating to the criminal law. It tends to be used for Acts that do not have a single cohesive subject matter.
The Emergency Powers Act 1939 (EPA) was an Act of the Oireachtas enacted on 3 September 1939, after an official state of emergency had been declared on 2 September 1939 in response to the outbreak of the Second World War. The Act empowered the government to:
make provisions for securing the public safety and the preservation of the state in time of war and, in particular, to make provision for the maintenance of public order and for the provision and control of supplies and services essential to the life of the community, and to provide for divers and other matters connected with the matters aforesaid.
Administration of Justice Act is a stock short title used for legislation in the United Kingdom relating to the administration of justice.
Law of Property Act is a stock short title used for legislation in the United Kingdom and the British Virgin Islands relating to property law.
Law Reform Act is a stock short title used for legislation in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom relating to law reform. The Bill for an Act with this short title will have been known as a Law Reform Bill during its passage through Parliament.
Defence Act is a stock short title used in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom for legislation relating to territorial defence.
Superannuation Act is a stock short title used in New Zealand and the United Kingdom for legislation relating to superannuation.
Public Works Act is a stock short title used in New Zealand and the United Kingdom for legislation relating to public works.
The Central Fund is the main accounting fund used by the government of Ireland. It is a bank account held at the Central Bank of Ireland, managed by the Minister for Finance as head of the Department of Finance. It is informally called the exchequer by analogy with the UK Exchequer.
The Electricity (Supply) Act 1926 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which amended the law on the supply of electricity. Its long title is: ‘An Act to amend the law with respect to the supply of electricity’. This Act was construed as one with the Electricity (Supply) Acts 1882 to 1922, and was cited as the Electricity (Supply) Acts 1882 to 1926. It established a statutory body, the Central Electricity Board (CEB), ‘with the duty of supplying electricity to authorised undertakers’ and to ‘appoint consultative technical committees’. It provided for the Electricity Commissioners to prepare and transmit to the CEB ‘electricity schemes’ for relevant areas, and which identified the most efficient ‘selected’ generating stations which were to be used to generate electricity for the Board. The Act provided for ‘main transmission line’ interconnections between selected stations and undertakings; and to standardise the frequency of generation; and other purposes. The provisions of the Act enabled the construction of the National Grid.