New Clause 2 - Provision of reasons not to institute or continue proceedings

Part of Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 12:00 pm ar 5 Chwefror 2002.

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'(1) Where the Director decides not to institute proceedings against a person or discontinues such proceedings he shall provide the Attorney General with reasons for his decision.

(2) The Attorney General shall, if requested by a person properly connected to the matter, provide a copy of those reasons to that person unless to do so would be against the interests of justice or the public interest.'.—[Mr. Mallon.]

Motion made, and Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 3, Noes 13.