Clause 2 - Certification commissioner
Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill
David Hanson (Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office; Delyn, Labour)
An individual is not always named at the time of their arrest. On many occasions, it is said in the public domain that, for example, two gentlemen have been brought in for questioning. Their names would not be brought into the public domain, although they would be if the men were charged and taken to trial. The Government have put in specific legislation to ensure that the victim will be involved from when the certificate is granted until when the special tribunal becomes involved.