Criminal Justice Act, 1999


Amendments to Abolish Preliminary Examinations

Amendment of section 4 of Act of 1967.

8.— The Act of 1967 is hereby amended by the substitution of the following section for section 4:


4.—(1) In this Act ‘the prosecutor’ means, in relation to an offence—

(a) in Part IA and section 13, the Director of Public Prosecutions, and

(b) in Parts II and III, other than section 13—

(i) the Director of Public Prosecutions,

(ii) a person prosecuting the offence at the suit of the Director of Public Prosecutions, or

(iii) a person authorised by law to prosecute the offence.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), references to the prosecutor in Parts IA, II and III shall be construed, in relation to offences for which proceedings may not be instituted or continued except by, or on behalf or with the consent of, the Attorney General, as references to the Attorney General.”.