Baroness O’Loan moved amendment 16A, after clause 9, as an amendment to amendment 16, after subsection (3) to insert:
“(4) Section 9 comes into force on whichever is the later of:
(a) the date prescribed in any other provision of this Act; and
(b) the date on which the conditions in subsections (5) and (6) are met.
(5) The first condition is that the Secretary of State must:
(a) consult individually with members of the Northern Ireland Assembly on the proposed repeal under that section; and
(b) lay a report before each House of Parliament on the outcome of the consultations held under this section, including the number of members of the Northern Ireland Assembly in favour of and against the proposed repeal.
(6) The second condition is that a majority of the members of the Northern Ireland Assembly support the proposed repeal as stated in the report laid before Parliament under subsection (5)(b).”