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Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002

Section 42: Independence of Director

79.This section sets out the arrangements for consultation and advice between the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Attorney General for Northern Ireland and the Advocate General for Northern Ireland after the devolution of justice functions to the Northern Ireland Assembly. It includes (in subsection (1)) a statutory declaration of the independence of the Director of Public Prosecutions in the exercise of his functions. Subsections (5) to (7) deal with the publication of the Director’s annual report.

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