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Northern Ireland Act

Volume 711: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

Questions

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Criminal Justice Inspectorate Northern Ireland's team investigating the impact of Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 on the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland took account of whether prisoners were convicted of paramilitary-type offences. [HL3740]

To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Criminal Justice Inspectorate Northern Ireland team investigating the impact of Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 on the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland conducted interviews in seven prisons in the Republic of Ireland; and what were the findings. [HL3741]

These are operational matters for Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland, which operates independently of government. I would encourage the noble Lord to write to the chief inspector, Dr Michael Maguire.