New Clause 65

Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 5:30 pm ar 29 Tachwedd 2007.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: report on the outcome of an investigation

‘(1) If a complaint has been investigated or otherwise dealt with, the Commissioner—

(a) shall make a report on the outcome of the investigation to the complainant; and

(b) may make a report on that outcome to any other person.

(2) The Commissioner may—

(a) make a report orally;

(b) make different reports to different persons;

(c) show any person a draft of the whole or any part of a report;

(d) publish the whole or any part of a report.

(3) But the Commissioner shall not under subsection (2)(d)—

(a) identify the complainant without the complainant’s consent;

(b) if the complainant is not the relevant person in relation to the complaint, identify the relevant person without the consent of the complainant;

(c) identify any individual from whom any information in the report was received; or

(d) except where the Commissioner thinks it necessary in the public interest, identify any individual to whom any information in the report relates.

(4) Subsection (3)(c) and (d) do not apply in relation to the complainant or (if different) the relevant person.

(5) If the complainant has died or is unable to act—

(a) the report required under subsection (1)(a) shall be made to the person who appears to the Commissioner to be the most appropriate person to receive it; and

(b) the consent required by subsection (3)(b) may be given by any person appearing to the Commissioner to be an appropriate person to give that consent.’.—[Maria Eagle.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.