Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: 27 November 2012

The meeting commenced at 11.07 a.m. in closed session.

1. Apologies

Apologies are detailed above.

2. Oral evidence session with the Attorney General for Northern Ireland

The Attorney General for Northern Ireland, John Larkin QC, and Maura McCallion and Ian Wimpress from the Office of the Attorney General joined the meeting at 11.08 a.m.

The Attorney General briefed the Committee on the criminal law relating to abortion in Northern Ireland.

A detailed question and answer session took place.

11.37 a.m. Jim Wells left the meeting.

12.14 p.m. Patsy McGlone left the meeting.

The Attorney General agreed to provide written details of the relevant legislation referred to in his briefing.

The Chairman thanked the Attorney General and his officials for their attendance and they left the meeting.

12.26 p.m. William Humphrey joined the meeting.

3. Date and time of next meeting

The next meeting will take place on Thursday 29 November 2012 at 3.15 p.m. in the Board Room, Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre, Bangor with a tour of the Juvenile Justice Centre taking place before the meeting.

12.29 p.m. The meeting was adjourned.

Mr Paul Givan MLA
Chairman, Committee for Justice
6 December 2012

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