Justice Bill

Bill Number: Bill 37/11-15

Bill Type: Executive

Bill Sponsor: Minister of Justice

The Justice Bill is:

A Bill to provide for a single jurisdiction for county courts and magistrates’ courts; to amend the law on committal for trial; to provide for prosecutorial fines; to make provision in relation to victims and witnesses in criminal proceedings and investigations; to amend the law on criminal records and live links; to provide for violent offences prevention orders; to make other amendments relating to the administration of civil and criminal justice; and for connected purposes.

Stages of a Bill

Bill Stage Date Completed
/ Status
All Associated documents and links
First Stage 16 June 2014

Bill as Introduced (HTM) (PDF)
Explanatory & Financial Memorandum as Introduced (HTM) (PDF)

Official Report - 16 June 2014

Second Stage 24 June 2014 Official Report - 24 June 2014
Committee Stage 27 March 2015 Official Report (Extension of Committee Stage) - 22 September 2014
Consideration Stage  

Notice of Amendments - 17 April 2015
Notice of Amendments - 20 May 2015

Notice of Amendments - 27 May 2015

Notice of Amendments - 28 May 2015

Marshalled List of Amendments - 28 May 2015

Grouping List of Amendments Selected - 28 May 2015

Further Consideration Stage    
Final Stage    
Royal Assent  


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