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Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002

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46Functions of Chief Inspector

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(1)The Chief Inspector must carry out inspections of the following organisations—

(a)the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve,

(b)Forensic Science Northern Ireland,

(c)the State Pathologist’s Department,

(d)the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland,

(e)the Probation Board for Northern Ireland,

(f)the Northern Ireland Prison Service,

(g)the Juvenile Justice Board,

(h)any body or person (other than the Juvenile Justice Board) with whom the Secretary of State has made arrangements for the provision of juvenile justice centres or attendance centres,

(i)Health and Social Services Boards and Health and Social Services trusts, and

(j)the Compensation Agency.

(2)But the Chief Inspector must not carry out inspections of an organisation if he is satisfied that the organisation is subject to adequate inspection by someone other than him.

(3)An inspection of an organisation carried out by the Chief Inspector may cover any institution provided or managed by the organisation.

(4)An inspection carried out by the Chief Inspector of an organisation providing juvenile justice centres or attendance centres (other than the Juvenile Justice Board) may cover only activities relating to the juvenile justice centres or attendance centres.

(5)An inspection carried out by the Chief Inspector of a Health and Social Services Board or a Health and Social Services trust may cover only activities relating to the keeping of children in secure accommodation under custody care orders.

(6)The Secretary of State may by order amend subsection (1) by—

(a)adding any organisation having a role in the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland (apart from a court or tribunal),

(b)omitting an organisation, or

(c)altering the description of an organisation.

(7)An order under subsection (6) may make appropriate consequential amendments in this section or in any other enactment or any instrument (whenever passed or made).

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