Clause 1

Part of Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 16th January 2007.

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Photo of Mark Durkan Mark Durkan Leader of the Social Democratic & Labour Party 4:30 pm, 16th January 2007

Just as the Minister did not give examples, the hon. Lady did not. There might be cases that cause concern about the supposed discretion contained in the measures. Obviously, I oppose clause 1 for the same reason that I do not want any provision for non-jury courts beyond that contained in the 2003 Act. Is part of her concern about the DPP having discretion that, under devolution, he may be influenced by a devolved Minister or a Committee of the Assembly as to how he uses that discretion?