Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (Amendment) Act 2005

Amendment of section 19 (option for certain persons) of Principal Act.


14.—Section 19 of the Principal Act is amended by substituting the following subsection for subsection (1):

“(1) Notwithstanding section 14(4), a person who is giving, or is to give, evidence to the Investigation Committee of alleged abuse suffered by the person in childhood may at any time, with the consent of that Committee and subject to the rights of others and the requirements of justice, cease giving, or decline to give, evidence to that Committee and, if he or she does so, may, with the consent of the Confidential Committee, give evidence to the Confidential Committee of the alleged abuse.”.