NI Assembly to vote on helmet law.

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Simon Mason, Jan 31, 2011.

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    Simon Mason, Jan 31, 2011
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    Mike Causer Guest

    I caught a few minutes of it streamed live by BBC. One at lectern
    (dep't minister?), one cluster of 7 sitting together who seemed to be
    the proposers, another group of 4 and the Deputy Speaker. Big interest
    then among the 108 members of the Assembly.


    The actual bill is here:
    http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/legislation/primary/2010/nia9_10.htm

    I note that it doesn't apply to unicyclists, but possibly more
    seriously nor does it give any clues as to what standard the
    helmets must conform.



    Mike
     
    Mike Causer, Jan 31, 2011
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    Phil W Lee Guest

    Bad news.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-12330639

    Looks like the scaremongers have won that stage, despite the evidence.
    I'm surprised that Westminster doesn't still have the rule over who is
    allowed to use the roads and under what conditions.
    Could they not pass a law over-ruling this insanity?
     
    Phil W Lee, Feb 1, 2011
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    Simon Brooke Guest

    No.

    That's the principle of devolution. Westminster has no powers to
    override a devolved parliament in its own areas of competence.

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    Peter Clinch Guest

    or _in_competence, in this case ;-/

    Pete.
     
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    Tony Raven Guest

    ICYPFY

    Tony
     
    Tony Raven, Feb 1, 2011
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    David Guest

    Thank you for that Tony, I had given up on reading Simon's post as I can't
    be bothered to open up the unnecessary attachments every time.

    D
     
    David, Feb 1, 2011
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    Phil W Lee Guest

    Surely, since they've now shown lack of competence, Westminster now
    regains the power?
     
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    Simon Brooke Guest

    Do you also think that, when the Brussels parliament disagrees with
    Westminster, it should be permitted to override Westminster?

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    Peter Clinch Guest

    That would depend on who's right... ;-/

    Pete.
     
    Peter Clinch, Feb 2, 2011
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    nmm1 Guest

    All our governments are to the right of Brussels ....


    Regards,
    Nick Maclaren.
     
    nmm1, Feb 2, 2011
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    Jim Guest

    xxnoarchive: On Jan 31, 4:42 pm, "Simon Mason"

    Is this not very worrying, especially for those of us who live in
    Scotland and Wales?

    These minor assemblies with limited powers have to justify their
    existence by implementing petty laws, and compulsory helmets seems to
    be a good candidate for this.

    I'm surprised how this latest news hasn't been met with considerable
    concern on this group.
     
    Jim, Feb 4, 2011
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    Simon Mason Guest

    Apparently, the NI bill has a long way to go before it can become law.
    Hopefully, it will never make it.
     
    Simon Mason, Feb 4, 2011
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