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The Criminal Appeal (Offenders Assisting Investigations and Prosecutions) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2009

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2009 No. 209

Supreme Court, Northern Ireland

Procedure

The Criminal Appeal (Offenders Assisting Investigations and Prosecutions) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2009

Made

20th May 2009

Coming into operation

30th June 2009

To be laid before Parliament

The Northern Ireland Supreme Court Rules Committee makes the following Rules in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 55 and 55A of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978(1).

Citation and commencement

1.  These Rules may be cited as the Criminal Appeal (Offenders Assisting Investigations and Prosecutions) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2009 and shall come into operation on 30th June 2009.

Amendments

2.  The Schedule to the Criminal Appeal (Offenders Assisting Investigations and Prosecutions) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2008(2) shall be amended by substituting for Form 4, the new Form 4 set out in the Schedule to these Rules.

Brian Kerr

Patrick Coghlin

Declan Morgan

John Gillen

Tony Caher

Dated 13th May 2009

Signed by the authority of the Lord Chancellor

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 55A (3) of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978, I allow these Rules.

Bridget Prentice

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

Ministry of Justice

Dated 20th May 2009

Rule 2

SCHEDULE

PART BAPPLICATION FOR DETERMINATION BY THE COURT

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Rules)

These Rules amend the Criminal Appeal (Offenders Assisting Investigations and Prosecutions) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2008 (S.R. 2008 No.23) by substituting Form 4 of the Rules. Part A of the substituted Form prescribes the form of notification of a determination by a single judge, of an application relating to the discounting of sentences of offenders offering assistance to prosecutors. Part B of the Form prescribes the form of application for determination by the Court of Appeal by parties aggrieved by the decision of a single judge.

(1)

1978 c.23. to which the most recent relevant amendment was made by paragraphs 29 and 30 of Schedule 5 to the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c.4).

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