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Legal Aid, sentencing and punishment of offenders

Minister of Justice David Ford moved a legislative consent motion in relation to the provisions of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, on 17 October 2011.

The provisions allow personal information about prisoners to be shared between the Department of Work and Pensions, and the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission in order to ascertain eligibility for legal aid.

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