Dumping At Sea Act, 1996

Prosecution of offences under Sea Pollution Act, 1991, by Attorney General.

12.—(1) Section 3 of the Prosecution of Offences Act, 1974 , shall not apply to the prosecution of an offence under the Sea Pollution Act, 1991 , or to any functions in relation to that matter to which, but for this subsection, it would apply.

(2) References in Part II of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1967 , and section 62 of the Courts of Justice Act, 1936 , to the Director of Public Prosecutions shall, in so far as that Part and those sections apply in relation to an offence referred to in subsection (1) of this section or to any functions referred to in that subsection, be construed as references to the Attorney General.