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Appointment of Director of Public Prosecutions

Volume 737: debated on Thursday 14 September 2023

I am today announcing the appointment of Stephen Parkinson as the next Director of Public Prosecutions.

Under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985, it is my duty to appoint a person to be the Director of Public Prosecutions, who shall discharge their functions under my superintendence.

This appointment was conducted in line with civil service guidance and the process was overseen by the First Civil Service Commissioner.