Extradition (Amendment) Act, 1987

Prohibition of certain communications in relation to decisions under section 44A of Principal Act.

4.—(1) (a) Subject to paragraph (b) of this subsection, it shall not be lawful to communicate with a person referred to in section 6 (1) of the Prosecution of Offences Act, 1974 , for the purpose of influencing the making of a decision to give a direction under section 44A (inserted by this Act) of the Principal Act.

(b) Paragraph (a) of this subsection does not apply to the proper communication of information relevant, for the purposes of paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 44B (inserted by this Act) of the Principal Act, to the giving of a direction under the said section 44A.

(2) If a person referred to in subsection (1) of this section becomes of opinion that a communication is in breach of that subsection, it shall be the duty of the person not to entertain the communication further.