Clause 5 - Appointment to listed judicial offices

Part of Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:45 pm ar 31 Ionawr 2002.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Shadow Spokesperson (Women), Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) 4:45, 31 Ionawr 2002

The Minister is right. He has picked up on my body language. I am not happy with this at all. I am keen for criminal justice functions to be delegated to the Assembly, which is where I think they belong. I am concerned, however, that our on-going concentration on the First and Deputy First Ministers acting jointly will, in the long run, act as a block on the devolution of those functions to the Assembly.