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Clause 5 - Duty of Director of

Part of Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 pm on 25th March 2004.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) 4:15 pm, 25th March 2004

The Bill states:

''The Director shall refer to the Ombudsman any matter which''.

To my mind, that does not leave him any scope not to refer a matter. Can the Minister see any scope for discretion?