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Consideration Of The Draft Sexual Offences ( Northern Ireland) Order 2007

An Ad Hoc Committee has been set up within the Assembly to consider the proposed Draft Sexual Offences ( Northern Ireland) Order 2007. The draft legislation covers a wide range of issues including, amongst others: non-consensual sexual offences; sexual offences against children and persons with a mental disorder; and prostitution. A copy of the draft Order and an Explanatory Memorandum are available at

Any organisation or individual who wishes to submit written evidence to the Committee is invited to do so by 21 December 2007.

All submissions should clearly indicate the relevant Article or Schedule within the draft Order to which each comment refers. Submissions should be sent (preferably by e-mail in Word format) to:

Mr Denis Arnold
Committee Clerk
Ad Hoc Committee
Room 104
Parliament Buildings
Belfast BT4 3XX

Tel. 028 9052 1274

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Clerk.

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