I move that the Committee agree with the Seanad in amendment No. 1:
Section 6: In subsection (1) (a), lines 29 to 31, "served notice of his intention to do so on the accused or the Attorney General, as the case may be," deleted and "notified the accused or the Attorney General, as the case may be, of the application," substituted.
This amendment seeks to amend section 6 and its object is to make it unnecessary to have notice of the intention to apply for a transfer of trial formally served on the Attorney General or on the accused, as the case may be, by the means prescribed in the Circuit Court Rules, that is to say, by personal service, or by delivery at the residence or place of business of the person concerned, or by sending the notice by prepaid post addressed to the person at his last-known residence or place of business. It will be sufficient for the Attorney General or the accused, as the case may be, to be notified by any means of communication whatever. Such informality is desirable from the point of view of the accused, who may be in custody and not legally represented.