New Clause 71

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: powers of Commissioner to obtain information etc.

‘(1) This section confers powers on the Commissioner for the purposes of any investigation under this Part.

(2) The Commissioner may require a person the Commissioner thinks is able to provide information or produce a document relevant to the investigation to do so.

(3) The Commissioner has the same powers as the High Court in relation to—

(a) the attendance and examination of witnesses (including the administration of oaths and affirmations and the examination of witnesses abroad); and

(b) the production of documents.

(4) The Commissioner may also require a person to secure that access to any premises (other than premises used solely as a dwelling) is given to the Commissioner or members of the Commissioner’s staff for the purpose of inspecting the premises or any documents or other things situated on them.

(5) Such access must be given at such reasonable times as the Commissioner may specify.

(6) The Commissioner may require any person who is at the premises at those times to provide such reasonable assistance as the Commissioner may specify.’.—[Maria Eagle.]

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