Restoration of Order in Ireland Act 1920

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1920 c. 31

Restoration of Order in Ireland Act, 1920.

(10 & 11 Geo. 5.) CHAPTER 31.

An Act to make provision for the Restoration and Maintenance of Order in Ireland.

[9th August 1920]

Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

S-1 Regulations for the restoration and maintenance of order in Ireland.

1 Regulations for the restoration and maintenance of order in Ireland.

(1) Where it appears to His Majesty in Council that, owing to the existence of a state of disorder in Ireland, the ordinary law is inadequate for the prevention and punishment of crime or the maintenance of order, His Majesty in Council may issue regulations under the Defence of the Realm Consolidation Act, 1914 , (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act) for securing the restoration and maintenance of order in Ireland, and as to the powers and duties for that purpose of the Lord Lieutenant and the Chief Secretary, and of members of His Majesty's forces and other persons acting on His Majesty's behalf, and in particular regulations for the special purposes hereinafter mentioned:

Provided that all regulations so made shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament as soon as may be after they are made, and, if an address is presented to His Majesty by either House within the next fourteen days during the session of Parliament after any such regulation is laid before it praying that the regulation may be annulled, His Majesty may annul the regulation and it shall thenceforth be void, without prejudice to the validity of anything done thereunder, or to the power of making a new regulation; and the regulations shall not be deemed to be statutory rules within the meaning of section one of the Rules Publication Act, 1893.

(2) The provisions of the principal Act with respect to the trial by courts-martial or courts of summary jurisdiction and punishment of persons committing offences against the Defence of the Realm Regulations, shall extend to the trial of persons alleged to have committed, and the punishment on conviction, of persons who have committed crimes in Ireland, whether before or after the passing of this Act, including persons committed for trial or against whom indictments have been found, so, however, that—

(a ) any crime when so tried shall be punishable with the punishment assigned to the crime by...

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