HC Deb 12 November 1996 vol 285 c187W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which of the Bills announced in the Queen's Speech and not yet published will include Northern Ireland in their extent; and what were the reasons for not including Northern Ireland in the others. [2453]

Sir Patrick Mayhew

Excluding the two Scottish measures in the Queen's Speech, nine of the remaining 12 Bills will apply wholly or in part to Northern Ireland. The nine Bills in question are: the Benefit Fraud Bill, the Compensation Recovery Bill, the Crime (Sentences) Bill, the Decommissioning Bill, the Education Bill, the Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Bill, the National Heritage Bill, the Police Bill and the Primary Health Care Bill.

The possibility of extending the Firearms (Amendment) Bill to Northern Ireland is still being considered.

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