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|Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Bill [H.L.]
This is the text of the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Bill [H.L.], as passed by the House of Lords and introduced in the House of Commons on 6th March 2000.
Explanatory Notes to the Bill, prepared by the Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers, are published separately as Bill 80-EN.
Mr Ross Cranston, the Solicitor General, has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:
In my view the provisions of the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Bill [H.L.] are compatible with the Convention rights.
Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Bill [H.L.]
[NOTE: The words marked in bold type were inserted by the Lords to avoid questions of privilege.]
B I L L
Make provision for inspection of the Crown Prosecution Service.
BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
|Inspectorate.|| 1. - (1) The Attorney General shall appoint a person as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service.|
| (2) The Chief Inspector may appoint inspectors and other staff to assist him in the discharge of his functions.|
| (3) There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament- |
|Functions.|| 2. - (1) The Chief Inspector shall- |
| (2) The Attorney General shall lay before Parliament a copy of any report which he receives under subsection (1)(c).|
| (3) The Chief Inspector may designate an inspector to discharge his functions during any period when he is absent or unable to act.|
|Short title, commencement and extent.|| 3. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Act 2000.|
| (2) Sections 1 and 2 shall come into force on such day as the Attorney General may appoint by order made by statutory instrument.|
| (3) This Act shall extend to England and Wales only.|
| (4) Nothing in this Act shall impose any charge on the people or on public funds, or vary the amount or incidence of or otherwise alter any such charge in any manner, or affect the assessment, levying, administration or application of any money raised by any such charge.|
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