HC Deb 11 March 1982 vol 19 c476W
Mr. Dunlop

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Orders in Council relevant to Northern Ireland have been passed during each year of direct rule.

Mr. Prior

Any Order in Council that extends throughout the United Kingdom may be described as relevant to Northern Ireland. However, if the hon. Gentleman has in mind Orders in Council made under the two Acts providing for direct rule, the Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act 1972 and the Northern Ireland Act 1974, on matters that were previously within the competence of the Northern Ireland Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly respectively, the figures are as follows:

Orders in Council
Year Number
1972 22
1973 24
1974 7
1975 22
1976 29
1977 28
1978 28
1979 19
1980 17
1981 28
*1982 4
* to date.

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