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(1)In Article 26C(5) of the Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/1141 (N.I. 6))—
(a)for “Attorney General” substitute “ relevant authority ”, and
(b)at the end insert “; and for this purpose “relevant authority” means—
(a)in relation to cases in which national security or terrorism is involved, the Advocate General for Northern Ireland;
(b)in relation to other cases, the Attorney General for Northern Ireland.”
(2)After section 30 of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (c. 26) insert—
(1)The Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland is a corporation sole.
(2)The Director may do anything, apart from borrowing money, which is calculated to facilitate the exercise of the Director's functions or which is incidental or conducive to the exercise of those functions.
(3)An instrument or other document purporting to be signed or otherwise executed by or on behalf of the Director is to be received in evidence and is, unless the contrary is proved, to be taken to be so signed or executed.”
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