Civil Service Regulation (Amendment) Act 2005

Direction to local State Solicitors.

30

30.The Prosecution of Offences Act 1974 is amended by the insertion after section 4 of the following section:

“4A.—(1) The Director may direct a local State Solicitor to perform on his behalf and in accordance with his instructions any particular function of the Director in relation to a particular case or cases or in all cases in which that function falls to be performed.

(2) The Director may, without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder, revoke a direction given by him under this section.

(3) The fact that a function of the Director has been performed by him (whether it has been so performed personally or by virtue of subsection (1) of this section) may be established, without further proof, in any proceedings by a statement of that fact made—

( a) in writing and signed by the Director, or

( b) orally to the court concerned by a person appearing on behalf of or prosecuting in the name of the Director.”.