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SCHEDULE 7
 
  COMMISSION AREAS AND PETTY SESSIONS AREAS: AMENDMENTS
 
The Hares Act 1848 (c.29)
     1. In section 2 of the Hares Act 1848 (authority to kill hares to be delivered to clerk for petty sessions division), for "petty sessions division" substitute "petty sessions area".
 
 
The Fairs Act 1873 (c.37)
     2. In section 6 of the Fairs Act 1873 (alteration of fair day on representation of justices for petty sessional division), for "petty sessional division" (in both places) substitute "petty sessions area".
 
 
The Commons Act 1876 (c.56)
     3. In section 20 of the Commons Act 1876 (prohibition on gravel digging on certain commons without authority of justices for petty sessional division), for "petty sessional division" substitute "petty sessions area".
 
 
The Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (c.12)
     4. The Children and Young Persons Act 1933 has effect subject to the following amendments.
 
     5. In section 48(3) (power of youth court acting for same petty sessional division as remanding court), for "petty sessional division" substitute "petty sessions area".
 
     6. - (1) The Second Schedule (constitution of youth courts) is amended as follows.
 
      (2) In paragraph 1 (Part I to have effect as respects any area outside the inner London area and the City), for the words from "any area" to the end substitute "petty sessions areas falling wholly outside the area consisting of the inner London boroughs and the City of London."
 
      (3) In paragraph 8 (restrictions on forming combined panels), for the words from "which" to the end substitute "unless the area consists of, or is wholly included in, the area of a single commission area".
 
      (4) In paragraph 13 (Part II to have effect as respects the inner London area and the City), for the words from "as respects" to "of London" substitute "as respects the area consisting of the petty sessions areas falling wholly or partly within the area consisting of the inner London boroughs and the City of London".
 
 
The Criminal Justice Act 1948 (c.58)
     7. In section 80(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1948 (interpretation), in the definition of "local authority", for "petty sessional division" substitute "petty sessions area".
 
 
The Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 (c.55)
     8. In section 15(1) of the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 (appeal to court for petty sessional division) for "petty sessional division" substitute "petty sessions area".
 
 
The National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 (c.97)
     9. In section 68(3) of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 (complaint to court of petty sessional division about notice to enforce access), for "petty sessional division" substitute "petty sessions area".
 
 
The Licensing Act 1964 (c.26)
     10. The Licensing Act 1964 has effect subject to the following amendments.
 
     11. In section 2 (licensing justices and districts), for subsection (2) substitute-
 
 
    "(2) The licensing justices for any petty sessions area shall be a committee (which shall be known as the area licensing committee) of the justices acting for that area."
 
     12. In section 201(1) (interpretation), in the definition of "the metropolis", for the words from "an area" to the end substitute "the area consisting of the inner London boroughs and the City of London;".
 
 
The Administration of Justice Act 1964 (c.42)
     13. In section 38(1) of the Administration of Justice Act 1964 (definitions), for the entry beginning "London commission areas" substitute-
 
 
    ""London commission area" means a commission area which falls wholly or partly within Greater London, other than one consisting of or wholly included in the City of London;".
 
The Solicitors Act 1974 (c.47)
     14. In section 38(2) of the Solicitors Act 1974 (disqualification of a solicitor who is a justice of the peace for an area divided into petty sessional divisions)-
 
 
    (a) for "is divided into petty sessional divisions" substitute "consists of two or more petty sessions areas", and
 
    (b) for "petty sessional division" substitute "petty sessions area".
 
The Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c.43)
     15. The Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 has effect subject to the following amendments.
 
     16. In section 70 (jurisdiction in inner London for family proceedings), in subsection (3), in the definition of "inner London petty sessions area", for the words after "means" substitute "any petty sessions area falling wholly or partly within the area consisting of the inner London boroughs and the City of London."
 
     17. In section 150(1) (interpretation), in the definition of "petty sessional court-house", for "petty sessional division" substitute "petty sessions area".
 
 
The Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c.14)
     18. - (1) Section 46 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (special expenses of precepting authority) is amended as follows.
 
      (2) In subsection (2) (expenses of the Receiver relating to magistrates' courts in the inner London area), for "in the inner London area" substitute "acting for petty sessions areas falling wholly within the inner London area".
 
      (3) In subsection (4) (interpretation), in the definition of "inner London area", for "has the same meaning as in the Justices of the Peace Act 1997" substitute "means the area consisting of the inner London boroughs and the City of London".
 
 
The Probation Service Act 1993 (c.47)
     19. The Probation Service Act 1993 has effect subject to the following amendments.
 
     20. In section 2(3) (Secretary of State to make provision for inner London probation area)-
 
 
    (a) in paragraph (a) (combination into one probation area of all the petty sessional divisions of inner London), for "petty sessional divisions of" substitute "petty sessions areas falling wholly or partly within", and
 
    (b) in paragraph (b) (addition to inner London probation area of one or more petty sessions areas outside inner London) for the words "one or more petty sessions areas outside the inner London area" substitute "any other petty sessions area".
     21. In section 30(1), in the definition of "inner London area", for "has the same meaning as in the Justices of the Peace Act 1997" substitute "means the area consisting of the inner London boroughs and the City of London".
 
 
The Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (c.19)
     22. In section 55(3) of the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (alteration of areas in Wales in connection with alteration of local government area), for paragraphs (a) to (c) substitute "the commission areas, petty sessions area or areas of magistrates' courts committees in Wales."
 
 
The Justices of the Peace Act 1997 (c.25)
     23. The Justices of the Peace Act 1997 has effect subject to the following amendments.
 
     24. - (1) Section 10 (allowances for justices) is amended as follows.
 
      (2) In subsection (7) (meaning of "the appropriate authority"), for the words from "means" to the end substitute "means, in relation to a justice-
 
 
    (a) the council of the local government area which consists of or includes the petty sessions area for which he acts; or
 
    (b) where he acts for a petty sessions area which is partly included in two or more local government areas, the councils of those local government areas."
      (3) For subsection (8) (meaning of "local government area") substitute-
 
 
    "(8) In subsection (7) above "local government area" means-
 
 
    (a) in relation to England, the City of London, a London borough, a metropolitan district, a non-metropolitan county for which there is a council or a unitary district; and
 
    (b) in relation to Wales, a county or a county borough;
  and for the purposes of that subsection the Common Council shall be regarded as the council of the City of London."
 
      (4) In subsection (9) (joint payment of allowances) for "subsection (7)(d)(ii)" substitute "subsection (7)(b)".
 
     25. For section 26 (Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire) substitute-
 
 
"Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire.     26. - (1) This section applies to the area consisting of the counties of Greater Manchester and Merseyside and the retained county of Lancashire; and for this purpose the retained county of Lancashire is that county as it stood immediately before 1st April 1995.
 
    (2) Sections 5(1), 6 and 25 above have effect-
 
 
    (a) in the case of a commission area which is wholly included within the area to which this section applies with the substitution, for any reference to the Lord Chancellor, of a reference to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster; and
 
    (b) in the case of a commission area which is partly included within that area with the substitution, for any reference to the Lord Chancellor, of a reference to the Lord Chancellor and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster acting jointly.
      (3) Sections 7(4) to (6) and 8 above have effect-
 
 
    (a) in the case of a person who is a justice of the peace only for a commission area which is wholly included within that area with the substitution, for any reference to the Lord Chancellor, of a reference to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster; and
 
    (b) in the case of a person who is a justice either for such a commission area and another commission area or for a commission area which is partly included within that area with the substitution, for any reference to the Lord Chancellor, of a reference to the Lord Chancellor and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster acting jointly."
     26. In section 50(11) (pensions etc. of court staff in inner London area: interpretation), in the definition of "inner London court staff", after "justices' clerk for" insert "a petty sessions area which is included (wholly or partly) in".
 
     27. - (1) Section 72(1) (definitions) is amended as follows.
 
      (2) After the definition of "commission area" insert-
 
 
    ""inner London area" means the inner London boroughs;".
      (3) In the definition of "petty sessional court-house", for "petty sessional division" substitute "petty sessions area".
 
     28. In paragraph 11(4) of Schedule 4 (chief clerks in inner London), for "that petty sessional division" substitute "the corresponding petty sessions area".
 
 
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