The Director of Legal Aid Casework

Annual report of Director

5.—(1) As soon as reasonably practicable after the end of each financial year, the Director must prepare an annual report for the financial year.

(2) The annual report must state how the Director has carried out the functions of the office in the financial year.

(3) The Director must send a copy of the report to the Department.

(4) The Department must—

(a)lay the copy of the report before the Assembly, and

(b)arrange for it to be published.

(5) In this section “financial year” means—

(a)the period beginning on the day on which section 2 comes into operation and ending on the following 31 March, and

(b)each successive period of 12 months.