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Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002

Section 39: Reports by Director

73.This section contains the reporting arrangements for the Prosecution Service. For each financial year the Director will have to prepare an annual report for the Attorney General for Northern Ireland that contains details of how he has exercised his functions for that year, the Code of Practice (including the code of ethics) which the Director is required to produce under section 37 (see above) and any alterations made to those codes during the previous year.

74.The Director will present the Attorney General with a copy of his report and it will then be for the Attorney General to ensure that the report is published. Subsection (4) allows the Attorney General to exclude parts of the report from publication on public interest grounds.

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