Justice No.2 Bill

Committee Stage of the Justice No. 2 Bill and Proposed Amendments

The Justice No.2 Bill was formally introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly on 30 June 2015 and passed its Second Stage on 8 September 2015.  The Bill was referred to the Committee for Justice for the Committee Stage of the Bill which was completed on 15 January 2016.

A copy of the Report can be viewed here.

The purpose of the Justice No.2 Bill is to enhance two key component aspects of the criminal justice system - fine collection and prison services - and takes the opportunity to improve two other aspects of the criminal law and procedure. The Bill is designed to:

  • improve current arrangements for the collection and enforcement of financial penalties
  • improve the provision of prison services in Northern Ireland
  • improve upon current statutory provision in relation to certain sex offending
  • improve lay visiting arrangements in police stations

 Related Links

A copy of the Justice No.2 Bill (as introduced) can be found here.

A copy of the Explanatory Memorandum can be found here.

Minutes of Proceedings

Minutes of Evidence

Written Submissions

Memoranda and Correspondence from the Department of Justice on the Provisions in the Bill and its Proposed Amendments

Correspondence relating to the Proposed Amendments by the Department of Justice to Firearms Legislation

Correspondence relating to the Proposed Amendments by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to the Welfare of Animals Act (NI) 2011

Correspondence relating to a Proposed Amendment by Lord Morrow MLA

Correspondence relating to the Proposed Amendments by Basil McCrea MLA

Correspondence relating to Possible Legislative Changes to Improve On-Line Protection for Children

Research Papers

List of Witnesses

Delegated Powers Memorandum

Equality and Regulatory Impact Assessments

Committee Report on Justice No.2 Bill


If you have any queries or require any further information please contact the Committee office on 028 9052 1629 or 028 9052 1401.

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