Clause 5

Part of Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:30 pm on 16th January 2007.

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Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office 6:30 pm, 16th January 2007

I apologise to the hon. Lady for not mentioning that in my response. Information could go into both processes, but the important thing to emphasise is that there are two distinct processes: one determines whether a certificate could be issued; the other is a finding of fact in relation to the allegation and the charge that has been made. Although the processes are different, the same information can go to both.