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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 47: Transitional provision: the Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

This Section provides that the person holding the existing non-statutory office of Prisoner Ombudsman immediately before the appointed day will continue to hold the office of Prison Ombudsman and will do so for the remainder of their term. Maximum term periods are specified. Provision is also made for the Prison Ombudsman to take on existing investigations of the Prisoner Ombudsman (Section 47(5)).

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