Clause 24 - Regulation of biometric data

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:15 am on 16th July 2013.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

The clause basically deals with biometrics. It will allow us to take forward, by order, the changes in the reserved and excepted fields on the new biometric framework that the Northern Ireland Department of Justice could not legislate for within the Criminal Justice Bill, which received its Royal Assent on 25 April this year.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 24 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.