New Clause 78

Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:30 pm on 29 November 2007.

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Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: notification of matters of potential concern to the police or other authorities

‘(1) If while performing any functions the Commissioner forms the opinion—

(a) that there should be a criminal investigation into any matter, or

(b) that a controlling authority should, as a matter of urgency, take action in relation to any matter,

the Commissioner may notify a police force or that authority (as the case may be) of the matter as soon as is practicable.

(2) A notification under subsection (1) may include such information relating to the matter in question as the Commissioner thinks fit.’.—[Maria Eagle.]

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