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Administration of Justice

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent progress has been made on devolution of responsibility for criminal justice and policing in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement. (306277)

Progress continues to be made towards the devolution of policing and justice. A financial package has been agreed and a Bill establishing the new Department of Justice has completed its Assembly passage. In addition the First and deputy First Ministers have written to Assembly members as part of a process to identify the new Justice Minister.