Prisons Act 2007


Appointment of rapporteur.

23.— (1) The Minister shall appoint a rapporteur to receive written submissions or observations relating to a development from interested parties pursuant to section 21(e) .

(2) The rapporteur shall take account only of those written submissions or observations which are received within the period of 6 weeks referred to in paragraph (e) of that section and are accompanied by the names and addresses of the persons or bodies making them.

(3) The rapporteur shall prepare a report on the basis of those submissions or observations.

(4) The report shall—

( a) specify the names and addresses of those who made written submissions or observations,

( b) identify the main issues or other points of substance raised by those who made such submissions or observations, and

( c) include a summary of the submissions or observations.

(5) The rapporteur shall submit the report to the Minister, who shall arrange for it to be published.