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4. (1) The Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 is amended as follows.
(2) In section 5(6)(1), for “Department for Constitutional Affairs” substitute “Ministry of Justice”.
(3) In Schedule 2(2)—
(a)omit “Department for Constitutional Affairs.”;
(b)insert at the appropriate place “Ministry of Justice.”;
(c)omit the note relating to the Department for Constitutional Affairs;
(d)after the note relating to the Ministry of Defence insert—
The reference to the Ministry of Justice includes the Public Trustee.”
Section 5(6) was inserted by section 110(1) of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41); and amended by the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4), Sched. 17, para. 6(2); other amendments have been made to section 5 which are not relevant to this Order.
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