The Northern Ireland Assembly has been dissolved. The election will take place on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Criminal Justice Bill Notice of Amendments tabled on 12 February 2013 for Consideration Stage

Schedule 2, Page 19, Line 14

At end insert -

‘Retention of Article 63B material: persons under 18 given a caution

63HA.-(1) This Article applies to Article 63B material which-

(a) relates to a person who-

(i) is given a caution in respect of a recordable offence which, at the time of the caution, the person admitted; and

(ii) is aged under 18 at the time of the offence, and

(b) was taken (or, in the case of a DNA profile, derived from a sample taken) in connection with the investigation of the offence.

(2) The material may be retained until-

(a) in the case of fingerprints, the end of the period of 5 years beginning with the date on which the fingerprints were taken, and

(b) in the case of a DNA profile, the end of the period of 5 years beginning with-

(i) the date on which the DNA sample from which the profile was derived was taken, or

(ii) if the profile was derived from more than one DNA sample, the date on which the first of those samples was taken.’

Alban Maginness

Schedule 3, Page 23, Line 29

Leave out ‘which’ and insert ‘-

(i)  which was committed when that person was aged 18 or over, and

(ii) which’.

Alban Maginness

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