Explanatory Memorandum

Department of Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2010

2010 CHAPTER 3

12 February 2010

Commentary on Sections

Section 1 – The Department of Justice

Section 1 establishes the Department of Justice as a Northern Ireland department, prescribes its intended functions, and makes consequential amendments to insert the Department’s name in Schedule 1 of the Departments (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (which lists the Northern Ireland departments) and also in Schedule 2 of the Ombudsman (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (which lists the bodies subject to investigation).