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Victims of Mentally Disordered Offenders Information (Northern Ireland) Scheme 2008

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5.—(1) The victim of an offence shall be entitled to receive under this scheme the information specified in paragraph (2) in relation to a relevant mentally disordered offender.

(2) The information is:

(a)information about discharge from hospital, including where the Secretary of State considers it appropriate, the date on which it is anticipated that the mentally disordered offender shall be discharged from hospital;

(b)information about grant of leave of absence from hospital, including where the Secretary of State considers it appropriate, the date on which it is anticipated that the mentally disordered offender shall be granted leave of absence from hospital; and

(c)information as to any relevant conditions to which the mentally disordered offender is to be made subject in the event of the mentally disordered offender’s discharge from hospital or the mentally disordered offender’s grant of leave of absence from hospital.

(3) A condition is relevant for the purposes of paragraph (2) (c) if it appears to the Secretary of State that it might affect the victim of the offence.

(4) The victim of the offence shall be provided with the information specified in paragraph (2) within a reasonable time of the application for information being made, or if later, of the information being available.

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