Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Thirty-Fifth Report


APPENDIX 4

Memorandum from the Lord Chancellor's Office

RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT (NORTHERN IRELAND) (AMENDMENT NO. 2) 2002

(S.R. 2002/202)

1. The Committee considered the above instrument at its meeting on 25th June 2002 and has requested a memorandum on the following points:

Given that the 1980 Rules have been amended on more than 50 occasions -

(1) does the Department intend to consolidate the Rules as amended?

(2) is there any publication generally available which sets out the 1980 Rules as amended.

2. The Northern Ireland Court Service has no plans to consolidate the Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) 1980. However, the Rules were originally made available in a loose-leaf format so that when amendments are made these are published as supplements to be inserted into the loose-leaf binder. This allows an up to date version of the Rules to be easily maintained.

3. The Northern Ireland Court Service is also working with Her Majesty's Stationery Office on a complete reprint of the rules to include all amendments to date. Again this will be made available in the loose-leaf format.



 
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