§ The Solicitor-General (Mr. Nicholas Lyell)
I beg to move, That the draft Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Regulations 1991, which were laid before this House on 18th June, be approved.
Again I feel privileged to introduce these regulations.
When the new Emergency Provisions Act comes into effect on 27 August, the whole of the Emergency Provisions Act 1978 will be repealed, including the regulations contained in schedule 3 to that Act. As these regulations remain essential provisions, the House needs to ensure their continued survival after the repeal of the 1978 Act. That is the purpose of this statutory instrument. It consolidates the existing regulations without amendment.
§ Question put and agreed to.