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          (3)      In subsection (8), for “justices’ chief executive” substitute “designated

officer”.

  147      In section 15(3) (interpretation), for “for the same petty sessions area (or, in

Northern Ireland,” substitute “in the same local justice area (or, in Northern

Ireland, for the same”.

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County Courts Act 1984 (c. 28)

  148      In—

              (a)             section 66(4) (fees payable in respect of trial with jury proceedings in

a county court),

              (b)             section 80(2) (judge’s note on appeal—fee etc.), and

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              (c)             section 95(4) (fees payable in respect of duties of brokers and

appraisers),

           for “the fees orders” substitute “an order under section 87 of the Courts Act

2003 (fees)”.

  149      Omit—

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              (a)             section 73 (register of judgments and orders), and

              (b)             section 73A (provision for register to be kept by body under contract

to Lord Chancellor).

  150      In section 98(1) (protection of district judge of county court selling goods

under execution without notice of claim by third party), for the words from

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“(b) no person” to “execution debtor” substitute—

                    “(b)                      no person shall be entitled to recover against the district

judge or other officer, or anyone lawfully acting under his

authority,—

                           (i)                          for any sale of the goods, or

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                           (ii)                         for paying over the proceeds prior to the receipt of a

claim to the goods,

                                          unless it is proved that the person from whom recovery is

sought had notice, or might by making reasonable inquiry

have ascertained, that the goods were not the property of the

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execution debtor.”

  151     (1)      Amend section 99 (effect of warrants of execution) as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (2)(b)—

              (a)             after “to” insert “an enforcement officer or other officer charged with

the execution of the writ”, and

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              (b)             for “the sheriff” substitute “that person”.

          (3)      In subsection (4)—

              (a)             before paragraph (a) insert—

                           “(za)                             “enforcement officer” means an individual who is

authorised to act as an enforcement officer under the

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Courts Act 2003;”, and

              (b)             omit paragraph (b).

  152      For section 104 (information as to writs and warrants of execution),

substitute—

 

 

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       “104                                                  Information as to writs and warrants of execution

              (1)                             Where a writ against the goods of any person issued from the High

Court is delivered to an enforcement officer who is under a duty to

execute the writ or to a sheriff, then on demand from the district

judge of a county court that person shall—

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                    (a)                   in the case of an enforcement officer, by writing signed by

that officer or a person acting under his authority, and

                    (b)                   in the case of a sheriff, by writing signed by any clerk in the

office of the under-sheriff,

                              inform the district judge of the precise time the writ was delivered to

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him.

              (2)                             A bailiff of a county court shall on demand show his warrant to any

enforcement officer, any person acting under the authority of an

enforcement officer and any sheriff’s officer.

              (3)             Any writing purporting to be signed as mentioned in subsection (1)

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and the endorsement on any warrant issued from a county court

shall respectively be sufficient justification to any district judge, or

enforcement officer or sheriff, acting on it.

              (4)             In this section “enforcement officer” means an individual who is

authorised to act as an enforcement officer under the Courts Act

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2003.”

  153      Omit section 128 (fees).

  154      In section 147(1) (interpretation), omit the definition of “fees orders”.

Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 (c. 42)

  155      Omit—

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              (a)             section 40 (family proceedings rules), and

              (b)             section 41 (fees in family proceedings).

Building Act 1984 (c. 55)

  156      In section 40(1) (appeal against section 36 notice), omit “acting for the petty

sessions area in which is situated land on which there has been carried out

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any work to which the notice relates”.

  157      In section 55(1) (appeals), omit “acting for the petty sessions area in which is

situated land on which there will be, or there has been, carried out any work

to which the notice or certificate relates”.

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60)

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  158     (1)      Amend section 16 (execution of warrants) as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (10)(i), for “chief executive to the justices for the petty sessions

area for which he acts” substitute “designated officer for the local justice area

in which the justice was acting when he issued the warrant”.

          (3)      In subsection (11), for “chief executive to the justices” substitute “designated

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officer for the local justice area”.

 

 

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  159     (1)      Amend section 46 (detention after charge) as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (2), for “for the petty sessions” substitute “in the local justice”.

          (3)      In subsection (3)—

              (a)             for “for that area” substitute “in that area”,

              (b)             for “justices’ chief executive” substitute “designated officer”.

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          (4)      In subsection (4)—

              (a)             for “for a petty sessions” substitute “in a local justice”, and

              (b)             for “for that area” substitute “in that area”.

          (5)      In subsection (5)—

              (a)             for “for that area” substitute “in that area”, and

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              (b)             for “justices’ chief executive” substitute “designated officer”.

          (6)      In subsection (6)—

              (a)             for “the justices’ chief executive for a petty sessions” substitute “the

designated officer for a local justice”, and

              (b)             for “the justices’ chief executive” substitute “the designated officer”.

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          (7)      In subsection (7)—

              (a)             for “for the petty sessions” substitute “in the local justice”, and

              (b)             for “for any other petty sessions” substitute “in any other local

justice”.

          (8)      In subsection (8), for “justices’ chief executive” substitute “designated

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officer”.

  160      In section 47(3A)(b) (date of first court appearance in bail cases), for

“justices’ chief executive for the relevant petty sessions” substitute

“designated officer for the relevant local justice”.

  161      In section 47A (early administrative hearings conducted by justices’ clerks),

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for “the clerk to the justices for a petty sessions area” substitute “a justices’

clerk”.

  162      In section 73(3)(a) (proof of convictions and acquittals), for “justices’ chief

executive” substitute “designated officer”.

Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (c. 23)

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  163      In section 7(4) (sending to Director of Public Prosecutions of details of cases

which do not proceed)—

              (a)             for “every justices’ chief executive” substitute “the designated officer

for every magistrates’ court”, and

              (b)             for “a magistrates’ court for which he is the justices’ chief executive”

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substitute “the magistrates’ court”.

  164     (1)      Amend section 20 (regulations) as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (6), for “and supplemental” substitute “, supplemental and

transitional”.

          (3)      In subsection (7), after “19(1)” insert “, 19A or 19B”.

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          (4)      In subsection (8)(a)(ii), for “a party to the proceedings” substitute “any

person”.

 

 

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  165      In section 21 (interpretation of Part 2), in subsection (4A)(b), for “, 19 and

19A” substitute “to 19B”.

  166      In section 23(3), (7) and (8) (discontinuance of proceedings in magistrates’

courts), for “justices’ chief executive for” substitute “designated officer for”.

Local Government Act 1985 (c. 51)

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  167      Omit section 99 (disqualification of justices).

  168      In Schedule 13 (residuary bodies), omit paragraph 13(i).

Transport Act 1985 (c. 67)

  169     (1)      Amend section 17 (London taxi and taxi driver licensing: appeals) as

follows.

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          (2)      In subsections (2)(b) and (5), for “the appropriate” substitute “a

magistrates’”.

          (3)      In subsection (10), omit the definition of “the appropriate court”.

Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45)

  170      In section 124(1) (application for winding up), for “a justices’ chief

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executive” substitute “the designated officer for a magistrates’ court”.

  171     (1)      Amend section 183 (effect of execution or attachment) as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (2)(b), for “sheriff” substitute “enforcement officer or other

officer charged with the execution of the writ”.

          (3)      In subsection (4), for the words from ““the sheriff”” onwards substitute

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““enforcement officer” means an individual who is authorised to act as an

enforcement officer under the Courts Act 2003”.

  172     (1)      Amend section 184 (duties of sheriff) as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (1), for “sheriff” substitute “enforcement officer, or other

officer, charged with execution of the writ or other process,”.

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          (3)      In subsections (2), (3) and (4), for “sheriff”, in each place where it occurs,

substitute “enforcement officer or other officer”.

          (4)      In subsection (6), for the words ““the sheriff”” onwards substitute

““enforcement officer” means an individual who is authorised to act as an

enforcement officer under the Courts Act 2003.”

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          (5)      In the section heading, for “sheriff” substitute “officers charged with

execution of writs and other processes”.

  173     (1)      Amend section 346 (enforcement procedures) as follows.

          (2)      In subsections (2), (3)(b), (4) and (8)(b), for “sheriff”, in each place where it

occurs, substitute “enforcement officer”.

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          (3)      In subsection (7), for “a sheriff” substitute “an enforcement officer”.

          (4)      After subsection (8), insert—

              “(9)                In this section “enforcement officer” means an individual who is

authorised to act as an enforcement officer under the Courts Act

2003.”

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  174     (1)      Amend section 347 (distress) as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (6), for “sheriff” substitute “enforcement officer,”.

          (3)      In subsection (7)—

              (a)             for “a sheriff” substitute “an enforcement officer”, and

              (b)             for “the sheriff” substitute “the enforcement officer”.

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          (4)      After subsection (10), insert—

              “(11)                In this section “enforcement officer” means an individual who is

authorised to act as an enforcement officer under the Courts Act

2003.”

  175      In paragraph 12(1)(d) of Schedule B1 (application for administration order),

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for “justices’ chief executive” substitute “designated officer”.

Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (c. 46)

  176      In—

              (a)             section 2(2)(c) (court which may make disqualification order on

conviction of indictable offence),

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              (b)             section 5(2) (disqualification on summary conviction),

           for “for the same petty sessions” substitute “in the same local justice”.

Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987 (c. 27)

  177      In section 41 (interpretation), in the definition of “the court”, omit “acting for

the petty sessions area in which it is situated”.

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Coroners Act 1988 (c. 13)

  178      In—

              (a)             sections 16(1)(a) (adjournment of inquest in event of criminal

proceedings), and

              (b)             section 17(1) (supplementary provisions),

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           for “justices’ chief executive for” substitute “designated officer for”.

Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33)

  179     (1)      Amend section 41 (power of Crown Court to deal with summary offence

where person committed for either way offence) as follows.

          (2)      For subsection (8), substitute—

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              “(8)                If he does not plead guilty, the Crown Court may try him for the

offence, but may deal with him only in a manner in which a

magistrates’ court could have dealt with him.”

          (3)      Omit subsection (9).

          (4)      In subsections (10) and (11)(a), for “justices’ chief executive for” substitute

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“designated officer for”.

  180      In section 67(1) (notification of fine imposed by coroner), for “justices’ chief

executive for” substitute “designated officer for”.

 

 

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Local Government Finance Act 1988 (c. 41)

  181      In—

              (a)             section 74(1)(c) (levies), and

              (b)             section 117(5)(c) (rates and precepts: abolition),

           for “, combined fire authority, or magistrates’ courts committee” substitute

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“or combined fire authority”.

Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52)

  182      In section 90(1)(a) (application to court for review of conduct of test), omit

“acting for the petty sessions area in which he resides”.

  183      In section 100(1) (appeals relating to licences), omit “acting for the petty

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sessions area in which he resides”.

  184      In section 119(1) (appeal to sheriff)—

              (a)             omit “acting for the petty sessions area in which the holder of or

applicant for the licence resides”, and

              (b)             for “he” substitute “the holder of or applicant for the licence”.

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  185      In section 133(1)(a) (review of examinations by magistrates’ court), for “the

magistrates’ court acting for the petty sessions area in which he resides”

substitute “a magistrates’ court”.

Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53)

  186      In section 7(2) (duty to produce licence), for “justices’ chief executive”

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substitute “designated officer”.

  187      In sections 8(a) and 25(2)(a) (notification of date of birth and sex), for “a

justices’ chief executive” substitute “the designated officer for a magistrates’

court”.

  188      In section 26 (interim disqualification)—

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              (a)             renumber the subsection inserted by paragraph 143(3) of Schedule 13

to the Access to Justice Act 1999 (c. 22) as subsection (7A), and

              (b)             in that subsection, for “justices’ chief executive” substitute

“designated officer”.

  189      In section 27(5) (production of licence), for “justices’ chief executive”

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substitute “designated officer”.

  190      In section 52(3)(c) (fixed penalty notice), for “justices’ chief executive”

substitute “designated officer for a magistrates’ court”.

  191     (1)      Amend section 69 (payment of fixed penalty) as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (1), for “justices’ chief executive” substitute “designated officer

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for a magistrates’ court”.

          (3)      In subsection (4), for “justices’ chief executive or” substitute “designated

officer or”.

  192      In section 70(4)(a) (registration certificate), for “justices’ chief executive for

the petty sessions” substitute “designated officer for the local justice”.

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  193     (1)      Amend section 71 (registration of sums payable in default) as follows.

 

 

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          (2)      In subsection (1)—

              (a)             for “a justices’ chief executive” substitute “the designated officer for

a local justice area”,

              (b)             for “petty sessions area for which he is the justices’ chief executive”

substitute “local justice area for which he is the designated officer”,

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              (c)             for “acting for” substitute “acting in”,

              (d)             for “other petty sessions” substitute “other local justice” and

              (e)             for “justices’ chief executive for” substitute “designated officer for”.

          (3)      In subsection (2)(c), for “justices’ chief executive for the petty sessions”

substitute “designated officer for the local justice”.

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          (4)      In subsection (2A), for “executives” substitute “officers”.

          (5)      In subsection (6), for “justices’ chief executive for a petty sessions” substitute

“designated officer for a local justice”.

  194      In section 74(5) (provisions supplementary to sections 72 and 73)—

              (a)             for “petty sessions” substitute “local justice”,

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              (b)             for “for that area” substitute “in that area”, and

              (c)             for “justices’ chief executive” substitute “designated officer”.

  195      In section 75(6) (conditional offer of fixed penalty: fixed penalty clerk), for

“justices’ chief executive” substitute “designated officer”.

  196     (1)      Amend section 82 (accounting for fixed penalties) as follows.

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          (2)      In subsection (1), for “section 60 of the Justices of the Peace Act 1997

(application of fines and fees)” substitute “section 33 of the Courts Act 2003

(application of receipts of designated officers)”.

          (3)      Omit subsections (2), (2A) and (3).

  197      In section 83(1)(b) (powers in cases of deception), for “justices’ chief

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executive or” substitute “designated officer or”.

  198      In section 84(c) (power to make regulations prescribing duties), for “justices’

chief executives” substitute “designated officers”.

Dangerous Dogs Act 1989 (c. 30)

  199      In section 1 (additional powers of court on complaint about dangerous dog)

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in—

              (a)             subsection (4), and

              (b)             subsection (7),

           for “for the same petty sessions” substitute “in the same local justice”.

Extradition Act 1989 (c. 33)

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  200      In section 8(1)(a) (issue of warrant of arrest for purposes of committal), for

“the Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) or another District Judge

(Magistrates’ Courts) designated by him” substitute “a District Judge

(Magistrates’ Courts) designated by the Lord Chancellor”.

  201      In section 9(2) (proceedings for committal), for “the Senior District Judge

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(Chief Magistrate) or another District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)

 

 

 
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