World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act 1972

Article Id: WHEBN0008226818
Reproduction Date:

Title: Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act 1972  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Government of Ireland Act 1920, Crown of Ireland Act 1542, Constitution of 1782, Poynings' Law, Government of Wales Act 2006
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act 1972

Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act 1972
Long title An Act to make temporary provision for the government of Northern Ireland, and for purposes connected therewith.
Chapter 22
Territorial extent Northern Ireland
Royal Assent 30 March 1972
Other legislation
Repealing legislation Northern Ireland Act 1998
Status: Repealed
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act 1972 (c. 22) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that introduced direct rule in Northern Ireland with effect from 30 March 1972.

The Act, which took effect immediately on receiving Royal Assent, provided as follows:

The political institutions that were put into abeyance by this Act were formally abolished the following year by the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973.


Prominent Northern Ireland MP, William Craig described the enactment of the legislation as "Ulster's El Alamein."[1]


External links

  • Copy of the text of the Act at the CAIN website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.