Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Decisions on Supervision Measures) Act 2020

Obligation to consult with competent authority in issuing State

25. (1) (a) For the purposes to which this paragraph applies by virtue of paragraph (b), the Central Authority shall, in so far as is practicable and reasonable, consult with the competent authority in the issuing State or proposed issuing State in relation to a supervision decision forwarded or proposed to be forwarded to the State in accordance with this Part.

(b) The purposes to which paragraph (a) applies are the following:

(i) to facilitate the preparation or forwarding of the supervision decision;

(ii) to facilitate the monitoring of the supervision decision;

(iii) to facilitate the issuing State taking any subsequent decisions referred to in section 35 (1);

(iv) where the supervised person has committed a serious breach of the supervision decision, to notify such breach or clarify any matter in connection with it or any action necessary as a consequence of such breach.

(2) (a) The application of subsection (1) shall include the exchange of information.

(b) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (a), such information includes information verifying the identity and place of residence of the supervised person and the exchange of information extracted from criminal records as permitted by law.