314 Extension of investigations by Criminal Cases Review Commission in Northern Ireland
314 Extension of investigations by Criminal Cases Review Commission in Northern Ireland

(1)     Section 25A of the Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980 (c 47) (power to order investigations by Criminal Cases Review Commission) is amended as follows.

(2)     In subsection (1) after “conviction” there is inserted “or an application for leave to appeal against conviction,”.

(3)     In paragraph (a) of that subsection—

(a)     at the beginning there is inserted “in the case of an appeal,”, and

(b)     for “case”, in both places where it occurs, there is substituted “appeal”.

(4)     After paragraph (a) of that subsection there is inserted—

“(aa)     in the case of an application for leave to appeal, the matter is relevant to the determination of the application and ought, if possible, to be resolved before the application is determined;”.

(5)     After that subsection there is inserted—