Media Operational Notice

Committee to Hear from Justice Minister and Attorney General

Session: 2011/2012

Date: 01 March 2012

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Justice will receive separate briefings from Justice Minister, Mr David Ford MLA and The Attorney General for Northern Ireland, John Larkin QC at its meeting this week, on Thursday 01 March.

The Justice Minister, Mr David Ford MLA will brief the Committee on accountability issues relevant to the prosecution of criminal cases, including the trial concerning the murder of Tommy English which concluded last week.

The Attorney General for Northern Ireland, John Larkin QC, will also attend in relation to the Review of Judicial Appointments in Northern Ireland.  The Review is looking at the operation of amendments made to the arrangements for the appointment and removal of judicial office holders prior to the devolution of Policing and Justice by Schedules 2 to 5 to the Northern Ireland Act 2009.

The two briefings will take place during the Committee’s weekly meeting which starts at 2.00pm in Room 30, Parliament Buildings.  Media and the public are welcome to attend the meeting, or watch it via the live stream on the Assembly website: http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/Assembly-Business/Live-Coverage/Video-Live-Stream-2/

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