will shortly be issuing a public consultation on the closure of up to eight courthouses.
The follow up report from CJINI also noted that the introduction of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Parole Commissioners and the NICTS would help clarify the boundaries of their respective roles following PCNI s transfer to the NICTS in May 2012.
David Ford continued: The transfer of the Parole Commissioners to the NICTS provides operational support and improved governance arrangements and these have been working well.
The Minister was responding to the publication of a Criminal Justice Inspection report into the recording of criminal court orders which found that significant improvements made by NICTS in its administrative arrangements has resulted in an accuracy level of 99.
The report highlights the investment made by the NICTS in reviewing its checking mechanisms and implementing improvements in these processes and systems.
David Ford continued: An earlier Criminal Justice Inspection report in 2010 exposed a number of weaknesses in the administrative processes for recording court orders in serious sexual abuse cases and as a result NICTS introduced a range of measures aimed at increasing the accurate recording of all criminal court orders.
Contract award: DoJ NICTS
- Leasing and Maintenance of Franking Machines.
now wishes to establish a contract for the lease of 21 Franking Machines with integrated scales (weighing up to 2.