Criminal Procedure Bill 2009: Order for Second Stage.

Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Criminal Justice Act 1993; to amend criminal law and procedure in other respects, including making provision for exceptions to the rule against double jeopardy so as to enable the Court of Criminal Appeal to hear and determine applications brought in certain circumstances by the Director of Public Prosecutions to quash certain acquittals and to have persons who are the subject of those applications re-tried, and to provide for an appeal to the Supreme Court on a point of law from a determination of the Court of Criminal Appeal in respect of such applications; to extend the powers of the Garda Síochána in relation to the investigation of certain offences; to extend the circumstances in which the Director of Public Prosecutions or the Attorney General, as may be appropriate, may take an appeal in criminal proceedings; to amend the Criminal Justice (Legal Aid) Act 1962, the Courts of Justice Act 1924 and the Offences Against the State Act 1939; and to provide for related matters.

I move: "That Second Stage be taken today."

Question put and agreed to.