Inquests: intercept evidence
or section 18A of the Coroners Act (Northern Ireland) 1959.
The Chairman: With this it will be convenient to discuss Government new clause 6Certificate requiring inquest to be held without a jury: Northern Ireland.
Mr. McNulty: Briefly, the amendment will ensure that the amendments to the Regulation of Investigatory
the consideration of material that should not be made public.
When a certificate has effect, an inquest must be held or continued without a jury. Effectively, the new clause means that clause 64, as agreed to by the Committee, should also apply to Northern Ireland. These are entirely technical, nay territorial, changes, and I commend them to the Committee.
Amendment agreed to.
Mr. Grieve: As a matter of consistency, I will be voting against clause 67, as it follows from the other clauses that we voted against, whereas the previous clause on inquiries was quite different.
Question put, That the clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill.
The Committee divided: Ayes 10, Noes 6.
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Question accordingly agreed to.
Clause 67, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.
Further consideration adjourned.[Mr. Campbell.]
Adjourned accordingly at six minutes to Seven oclock till Thursday 15 May at Nine oclock.
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