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From the establishment of a devolved Parliament in Northern Ireland in 1921 until 1972, legislation on most major domestic issues was made in the form of Acts of the Northern Ireland Parliament.
In 1972, however, that Parliament was suspended and direct rule from Westminster was substituted. The last Act of the Northern Ireland Parliament was the Agriculture (Abolition of County Committees) Act (NI) 1972, which received the Royal Assent on 28 March 1972.
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