311 Reporting restrictions for preparatory hearings
311 Reporting restrictions for preparatory hearings

(1)     The Criminal Justice Act 1987 is amended as follows.

(2)     In paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 11(1) (restrictions on reporting) for “Great Britain” there is substituted “the United Kingdom”.

(3)     In section 11A (offences in connection with reporting) after subsection (3) there is inserted—

“(3A)     Proceedings for an offence under this section shall not be instituted in Northern Ireland otherwise than by or with the consent of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland.”

(4)     In section 17(3) (extent) after “sections 2 and 3;” there is inserted “sections 11 and 11A;”.

(5)     The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (c 25) is amended as follows.

(6)     In paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 37(1) (restrictions on reporting) for “Great Britain” there is substituted “the United Kingdom”.