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'5F. In section (Confidentiality: contravention) at the end add--
"(11) In section 13 (legal aid) of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 (as set out in Schedule 4 to that Act) in subsection (1)(a) after sub-paragraph (ii) there shall be inserted--
"(iia) by a magistrates' court or the Crown Court under section (Confidentiality: contravention) of the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996; or"."'.
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'(2) In section 13(2)(a) after "11(2)" insert ", 11A(2)".
(3) In section 13(2)(b) after "11(3)" insert ", 11A(3)".
(4) In section 13 omit subsection (2A).'
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'11A. In section (Notices of transfer) for subsections (1) to (8) substitute--
"(1) Article 4 of the Criminal Justice (Serious Fraud)(Northern Ireland) Order 1988 (notices of transfer in cases of serious or complex fraud) shall be amended as mentioned in subsections (2) and (3).
(2) In paragraph (7)(a) (regulations) for the words "a statement of the evidence" there shall be substituted "copies of the documents containing the evidence (including oral evidence)".
(3) The following paragraph shall be inserted after paragraph (7)--
"(7A) Regulations under paragraph (7)(a) may provide that there shall be no requirement for copies of documents to accompany the copy of the notice of transfer if they are referred to, in documents sent with the notice of transfer, as having already been supplied."
(4) In Schedule 1 to the Children's Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (notices of transfer in certain cases involving children) paragraph 3 (regulations) shall be amended as mentioned in subsections (5) and (6).
(5) In sub-paragraph (1)(a) for the words "a statement of the evidence" there shall be substituted "copies of the documents containing the evidence (including oral evidence)".
(6) The following sub-paragraph shall be inserted after sub-paragraph (1)--
"(1A) Regulations under sub-paragraph (1)(a) may provide that there shall be no requirement for copies of documents to accompany the copy of the notice of transfer if they are referred to, in documents sent with the notice of transfer, as having already been supplied."
(7) In paragraph 5 of Schedule 1 to the 1995 Order (reporting restrictions) in sub-paragraph (8) for the words "sub-paragraphs (5) and (6)" there shall be substituted "sub-paragraphs (5) and (7)".
(8) This section applies where a notice of transfer is given under Article 3 of the 1988 Order or Article 4 of the 1995 Order (as the case may be) on or after the appointed day".
11B. In section (War crimes: abolition of transfer procedure) for subsections (1) and (2) substitute--

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"(1) Part II of the Schedule to the War Crimes Act 1991 and section 1(4) of that Act so far as relating thereto (transfer procedure in Northern Ireland in cases of war crimes) shall cease to have effect.
(2) In Article 29(2) of the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (free legal aid in Crown Court) sub-paragraph (d) (which relates to a notice of transfer under Part II of the Schedule to the War Crimes Act 1991) shall cease to have effect."'.
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'17A. For section (Road traffic and transport: provision of specimens) substitute--

"Road traffic: provision of specimens.

.--(1) In Article 18(4) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (provision of blood or urine in course of investigating whether certain road traffic offences have been committed) after sub-paragraph (b) there shall be inserted--
"(bb) a device of the type mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) has been used in the circumstances described in paragraph (2) but the constable who required the specimens of breath has reasonable cause to believe that the device has not produced a reliable indication of the proportion of alcohol in the breath of the person concerned, or".
(2) This section applies where it is proposed to make a requirement mentioned in Article 18(4) of the 1995 Order after the appointed day.
(3) The reference in subsection (2) to the appointed day is to such day as is appointed for the purposes of this section by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland by order.
(4) The power of the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland to make an order under subsection (3) shall be exercisable by statutory rule for the purposes of the Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979."'.
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'17B. In section (Checks against fingerprints etc.) for subsection (1) substitute--
"(1) In Article 63A of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 the following paragraphs shall be substituted for paragraph (1) (checks against fingerprints etc. where a person has been arrested on suspicion of being involved in a recordable offence)--
"(1) Where a person has been arrested on suspicion of being involved in a recordable offence or has been charged with such an offence or has been informed that he will be reported for such an offence, fingerprints or samples or the information derived from samples taken under any power conferred by this Part from the person may be checked against--
(a) other fingerprints or samples to which the person seeking to check has access and which are held by or on behalf of a police force (or police forces) falling within paragraph (1A) or are held in connection with or as the result of an investigation of an offence;
(b) information derived from other samples if the information is contained in records to which the person seeking to check has access and which are held as mentioned in sub-paragraph (a).
(1A) Each of the following police forces falls within this paragraph--
(a) the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve;
(b) a police force within the meaning given by section 62 of the Police Act 1964;

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(c) a police force within the meaning given by section 50 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967;
(d) the States of Jersey Police Force;
(e) the salaried police force of the Island of Guernsey;
(f) the Isle of Man Constabulary."."'.
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'17C. For section (Summons to witness to attend Crown Court) substitute--
".--(1) After section 51 of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 there shall be inserted--

"Issue of witness summons on application to
Crown Court.
51A.--(1) This section applies where the Crown Court is satisfied that--
(a) a person is likely to be able to give evidence likely to be material evidence, or produce any document or thing likely to be material evidence, for the purpose of any criminal proceedings before the Crown Court, and
(b) the person will not voluntarily attend as a witness or will not voluntarily produce the document or thing.
(2) In such a case the Crown Court shall, subject to the following provisions of this section, issue a summons (a witness summons) directed to the person concerned and requiring him to--
(a) attend before the Crown Court at the time and place stated in the summons, and
(b) give the evidence or produce the document or thing.
(3) A witness summons may only be issued under this section on an application; and the Crown Court may refuse to issue the summons if any requirement relating to the application is not fulfilled.
(4) Where a person has been committed for trial for any offence to which the proceedings concerned relate, an application must be made as soon as is reasonably practicable after the committal.
(5) Where the proceedings concerned have been transferred to the Crown Court, an application must be made as soon as is reasonably practicable after the transfer.
(6) Where the proceedings concerned relate to an offence in relation to which an indictment has been presented under the authority of section 2(2)(c), (d), (e) or (f) of the Grand Jury (Abolition) Act (Northern Ireland) 1969, an application must be made as soon as is reasonably practicable after the indictment is presented.
(7) An application must be made in accordance with Crown Court rules; and different provision may be made for different cases or descriptions of case.
(8) Crown Court rules--
(a) may, in such cases as the rules may specify, require an application to be made by a party to the case;
(b) may, in such cases as the rules may specify, require the service of notice of an application on the person to whom the witness summons is proposed to be directed;
(c) may, in such cases as the rules may specify, require an application to be supported by an affidavit containing such matters as the rules may stipulate;
(d) may, in such cases as the rules may specify, make provision for enabling the person to whom the witness summons is proposed to be directed to be present or represented at the hearing of the application for the witness summons.

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(9) Provision contained in Crown Court rules by virtue of subsection (8)(c) may in particular require an affidavit to--
(a) set out any charge on which the proceedings concerned are based;
(b) specify any stipulated evidence, document or thing in such a way as to enable the directed person to identify it;
(c) specify grounds for believing that the directed person is likely to be able to give any stipulated evidence or produce any stipulated document or thing;
(d) specify grounds for believing that any stipulated evidence is likely to be material evidence;
(e) specify grounds for believing that any stipulated document or thing is likely to be material evidence.
(10) In subsection (9)--
(a) references to any stipulated evidence, document or thing are to any evidence, document or thing whose giving or production is proposed to be required by the witness summons;
(b) references to the directed person are to the person to whom the witness summons is proposed to be directed.
Power to require advance production.

51B. A witness summons which is issued under section 51A and which requires a person to produce a document or thing as mentioned in section 51A(2) may also require him to produce the document or thing--
(a) at a place stated in the summons, and
(b) at a time which is so stated and precedes that stated under section 51A(2),
for inspection by the person applying for the summons.
Summons no longer needed.

51C.--(1) If--
(a) a document or thing is produced in pursuance of a requirement imposed by a witness summons under section 51B,
(b) the person applying for the summons concludes that a requirement imposed by the summons under section 51A(2) is no longer needed, and
(c) he accordingly applies to the Crown Court for a direction that the summons shall be of no further effect,
the court may direct accordingly.
(2) An application under this section must be made in accordance with Crown Court rules; and different provision may be made for different cases or descriptions of case.
(3) Crown Court rules may, in such cases as the rules may specify, require the effect of a direction under this section to be notified to the person to whom the summons is directed.
Application to make summons ineffective.

51D.--(1) If a witness summons issued under section 51A is directed to a person who--
(a) applies to the Crown Court,
(b) satisfies the court that he was not served with notice of the application to issue the summons and that he was neither present nor represented at the hearing of the application, and
(c) satisfies the court that he cannot give any evidence likely to be material evidence or, as the case may be, produce any document or thing likely to be material evidence,
the court may direct that the summons shall be of no effect.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) it is immaterial--
(a) whether or not Crown Court rules require the person to be served with notice of the application to issue the summons;

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(b) whether or not Crown Court rules enable the person to be present or represented at the hearing of the application.
(3) In subsection (1)(b) "served" means--
(a) served in accordance with Crown Court rules, in a case where such rules require the person to be served with notice of the application to issue the summons;
(b) served in such way as appears reasonable to the Crown Court, in any other case.
(4) The Crown Court may refuse to make a direction under this section if any requirement relating to the application under this section is not fulfilled.
(5) An application under this section must be made in accordance with Crown Court rules; and different provision may be made for different cases or descriptions of case.
(6) Crown Court rules may, in such cases as the rules may specify, require the service of notice of an application under this section on the person on whose application the witness summons was issued.
(7) Crown Court rules may, in such cases as the rules may specify, require that where--
(a) a person applying under this section can produce a particular document or thing, but
(b) he seeks to satisfy the court that the document or thing is not likely to be material evidence,
he must arrange for the document or thing to be available at the hearing of the application.
(8) Where a direction is made under this section that a witness summons shall be of no effect, the person on whose application the summons was issued may be ordered to pay the whole or any part of the costs of the application under this section.
(9) Any costs payable under an order made under subsection (8) shall be taxed by the Master (Taxing Office), and payment of those costs shall be enforceable in the same manner as an order for payment of costs made by the High Court in a civil case or as a sum adjudged summarily to be paid as a civil debt.
Issue of witness summons of Crown Court's own motion.

51E. For the purpose of any criminal proceedings before it, the Crown Court may of its own motion issue a summons (a witness summons) directed to a person and requiring him to--
(a) attend before the court at the time and place stated in the summons; and
(b) give evidence or produce any document or thing specified in the summons.
Application to make summons ineffective.

51F.--(1) If a witness summons issued under section 51E is directed to a person who--
(a) applies to the Crown Court, and
(b) satisfies the court that he cannot give any evidence likely to be material evidence or, as the case may be, produce any document or thing likely to be material evidence,
the court may direct that the summons shall be of no effect.
(2) The Crown Court may refuse to make a direction under this section if any requirement relating to the application under this section is not fulfilled.
(3) An application under this section must be made in accordance with Crown Court rules; and different provision may be made for different cases or descriptions of case.
(4) Crown Court rules may, in such cases as the rules may specify, require that where--
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(b) he seeks to satisfy the court that the document or thing is not likely to be material evidence,
he must arrange for the document or thing to be available at the hearing of the application.
Punishment for disobedience to witness summons.

51G.--(1) Any person who without just excuse--
(a) disobeys a witness summons requiring him to attend before the Crown Court; or
(b) disobeys a requirement made by the Crown Court under section 51B,
shall be guilty of contempt of that court and may be punished summarily by that court as if his contempt were in the face of the court.
(2) A person shall not be committed to prison by reason of any disobedience mentioned in subsection (1) for a period exceeding three months.
Further process to secure attendance of witnesses.

51H.--(1) If the Crown Court is satisfied by evidence on oath that--
(a) a witness in respect of whom a witness summons is in force is unlikely to comply with the summons; and
(b) the witness is likely to be able to give evidence likely to be material evidence or produce any document or thing likely to be material evidence in the proceedings,
the Crown Court may issue a warrant to arrest the witness and bring him before the court.
(2) Where a witness who is required to attend before the Crown Court by virtue of a witness summons fails to attend in compliance with the summons, the Crown Court may--
(a) in any case, cause to be served on him a notice requiring him to attend the court forthwith or at such time as may be specified in the notice;
(b) if the court is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that he has failed to attend without just excuse, or if he has failed to comply with a notice under paragraph (a), issue a warrant to arrest him and bring him before the court.
(3) A witness brought before the Crown Court in pursuance of a warrant under this section may be remanded by that court in custody or on bail (with or without sureties) until such time as the court may appoint for receiving his evidence or dealing with him under section 51G.
(4) Where a witness attends the Crown Court in pursuance of a notice under this section, the court may direct that the notice shall have effect as if it required him to attend at any later time appointed by the court for receiving his evidence or dealing with him under section 51G."
(2) No subpoena ad testificandum or subpoena duces tecum shall issue after the appointed day in respect of any criminal proceedings for the purposes of which--
(a) a witness summons may be issued under section 51A of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978; or
(b) a summons may be issued under Article 118 of the Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (process for attendance of witnesses in magistrates' courts).
(3) In section 47(4) of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 after the words "Subject to" there shall be inserted the words "section (Summons to witness to attend Crown Court)(2) of the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (subpoenas not to issue in certain criminal cases) and to".
(4) This section applies in relation to any proceedings for the purposes of which no summons requiring the attendance of a witness has been issued before the appointed day.

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(5) The references in subsections (2) and (4) to the appointed day are to such day as is appointed for the purposes of this section by the Secretary of State by order."'
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