Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Criminal Justice Bill 2011: Committee and Remaining Stages
Feargal Quinn (Independent)
I thank the Minister for his explanation. I was not aware of all detail of which he has informed me. I can understand why this measure may not be appropriate to include in a criminal justice Bill, although if someone is found to have willfully refused to pay something the court has charged them to pay, that is very close to being criminal. The Minister said that the companies Bill that will be introduced next year will probably include a provision like this if not exactly this one because this provision is the same as that included in the rules of the High Court. I appreciate the Minister's words and his explanation. I look forward to ensuring that this provision will be included in the companies Bill when it is introduced next year, and I understand that is not the Minister's responsibility but the responsibility of another Minister.