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House of Commons of Northern Ireland

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The House of Commons of Northern Ireland was the lower house of the Parliament of Northern Ireland created under the Government of Ireland Act 1920. The upper house in the bicameral parliament was called the Senate. It was abolished with the passing of the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973. Membership The House of Commons had a membership of 52. Until 1969, 48 were from territorial constituencies and 4 were for graduates of The Queen's University of Belfast; in that year the QUB seats were abolished and four extra territorial constituencies created on the outskirts of Belfast, where the population had grown. For the electoral constituencies used, see Northern Ireland Parliament constituencies. Functions The House of Commons fulfilled the normal lower house functions to be found in the Westminster System of Government. Its roles were
  • to grant Supply to the Government;
  • to grant to or withdraw confidence from the Government;
  • to provide a talent bank from
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