The Justice Bill Committee Stage
The Justice Bill was formally introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly on 16 June 2014 and passed its Second Stage on 24 June 2014. The Bill has now been referred to the Committee for Justice which has responsibility for the Committee Stage of the Bill.
During the Committee Stage the Committee will be scrutinising the clauses and schedules of the Bill.
The Committee has also agreed to seek views on proposed amendments to the Bill from the Department of Justice, the Attorney General for Northern Ireland and Mr Jim Wells MLA. The proposed amendments can be found here.
The Committee issued a written call for evidence in order to assist it with the scrutiny of the Bill and the proposed amendments to the Bill. The deadline for submissions passed on 12 September 2014.
A list of the submissions regarding the Bill received by the Committee can be found here.
Further information and a list of submissions received regarding the Attorney General's proposed amendment to the Coroners Act (NI) 1959 can be found here.
Further information on the Attorney General’s proposed amendment regarding Rights of Audience can be found here.