Clause 30 - Public Prosecution Service

Part of Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 6:00 pm ar 31 Ionawr 2002.

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Photo of Des Browne Des Browne Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office, Parliamentary Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) 6:00, 31 Ionawr 2002

Before the hon. Gentleman goes more deeply into his argument, I should say from the outset that the Government agree entirely. The clauses were drafted in a form that was applicable before

devolution—it would then have been constitutionally appropriate for the Secretary of State to exercise those functions—but post devolution, they do not apply.