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Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) Act 1975 (c. 34)

  177               In section 7 (rules of court)—

              (a)             for the words from “The power” to “1981 or” substitute “Civil

Procedure Rules or rules of court under”, and

              (b)             for “shall include power to make rules of court under” substitute

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“may make provision”.

Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975 (c. 51)

  178      In paragraph 14 of Schedule 4 (offences: delivery of licences and certificates

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

Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 (c. 52)

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  179      In section 17(1) (interpretation), in the definition of “the court”, omit “acting

for the petty sessions area in which they are situated”.

Bail Act 1976 (c. 63)

  180               In section 2 (definitions), omit the definitions of “Crown Court rules”,

“magistrates’ courts rules” and “Supreme Court rules”.

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  181               In section 3AA (electronic monitoring of compliance with bail conditions),

in each of subsections (4)(a) and (12), for “petty sessions area” substitute

“local justice area”.

  182               In section 5(10) (meaning of “prescribed” in section 5), for “Supreme Court

rules, Courts-Martial Appeal rules, Crown Court rules or magistrates’

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courts rules” substitute “Civil Procedure Rules, Courts-Martial Appeal rules

or Criminal Procedure Rules”.

  183     (1)                        Amend section 5B (reconsideration of decisions granting bail) as follows.

          (2)                        In subsection (8), omit “for the petty sessions area in which he was arrested”.

          (3)                        In subsection (9), for “Magistrates’ court rules” substitute “Criminal

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Procedure Rules”.

  184      In section 6(9)(c)(i) (certification of copy of record), for “justices’ chief

executive” substitute “designated officer for the court”.

  185      In section 7(4)(a) (appearance before justice following arrest for absconding

or breaking bail conditions), omit “for the petty sessions area in which he

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was arrested”.

  186     (1)                        Amend section 8 (bail with sureties) as follows.

          (2)                        In subsection (4)—

              (a)             in paragraph (a), for “magistrates’ courts rules” substitute “Criminal

Procedure Rules”,

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              (b)             in paragraph (b), for “Crown Court rules” substitute “Criminal

Procedure Rules”,

              (c)             in paragraph (c), for “Supreme Court rules” substitute “Civil

Procedure Rules or Criminal Procedure Rules”, and

              (d)             for “Supreme Court rules, Crown Court rules, Courts-Martial

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Appeal rules or magistrates’ courts rules” substitute “Civil

 

 

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Procedure Rules, Criminal Procedure Rules or Courts-Martial

Appeal rules”.

          (3)                        In subsection (5)(b), omit “for the petty sessions area in which he resides”.

Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74)

  187     (1)      Amend Schedule 1A (bodies subject to general statutory duty) as follows.

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          (2)      In Part 1, omit paragraph 45.

          (3)      In Part 2, under the heading “Regulatory, audit and inspection”—

              (a)             insert in the appropriate place “Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Court

Administration”, and

              (b)             omit “Her Majesty’s Magistrates’ Courts Service Inspectorate”.

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Administration of Justice Act 1977 (c. 38)

  188               Omit section 22 (membership of rule committees).

Criminal Law Act 1977 (c. 45)

  189     (1)      Amend section 10 (obstruction of court officers executing process for

possession against unauthorised occupiers) as follows.

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          (2)      Before subsection (1) insert—

              “(A1)                A person is guilty of an offence if he resists or intentionally obstructs

any person who—

                    (a)                   is an enforcement officer, or is acting under the authority of

an enforcement officer; and

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                    (b)                   is engaged in executing a writ issued from the High Court.”

          (3)      In subsection (3), for “an officer of a court” substitute “an enforcement

officer, a person acting under the authority of an enforcement officer or an

officer of a court (as the case may be)”.

          (4)      In subsection (5), after “uniform” insert “, an enforcement officer”.

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          (5)      For subsection (6), substitute—

              “(6)                In this section—

                                      “enforcement officer” means an individual who is authorised to

act as an enforcement officer under the Courts Act 2003;

                                      “officer of a court” means—

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                           (a)                          any sheriff, under sheriff, deputy sheriff, bailiff or

officer of a sheriff; and

                           (b)                          any bailiff or other person who is an officer of a

county court within the meaning of the County

Courts Act 1984.”

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          (6)      In the section heading, for “court officers executing process for possession

against unauthorised occupiers” substitute “enforcement officers and court

officers executing High Court or county court process”.

  190               In section 48(1) (power to make rules as to furnishing of information by

prosecutor in criminal proceedings), for the words from “The power” to

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“include power to” substitute “Criminal Procedure Rules may”.

 

 

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Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates’ Courts Act 1978 (c. 22)

  191               In section 6(9) (restrictions on power to make order where respondent not

present at hearing), for “rules” substitute “rules of court”.

  192     (1)      Amend section 20ZA (variation of orders for periodical payments) as

follows.

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          (2)      In subsection (2), for “clerk to the justices for the petty sessions area for

which the court is acting” substitute “court”.

          (3)      In subsection (3)—

              (a)             for “the clerk” substitute “a justices’ clerk”, and

              (b)             for “to the justices’ chief executive for the court” substitute “to the

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designated officer for the court”.

          (4)                        In subsection (10), for “the clerk to the justices” substitute “a justices’ clerk”.

  193      In section 27 (refusal of order in case more suitable for High Court), for “for

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

  194               In section 30(1) (jurisdiction to hear application for order under Part 1 of the

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Act)—

              (a)             for “a magistrates’ courts committee” substitute “the Lord

Chancellor”, and

              (b)             for the words from “at the” onwards substitute “it acts in, or is

authorised by the Lord Chancellor to act for, a local justice area in

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which either the applicant or the respondent ordinarily resides at the

date of the making of the application”.

  195     (1)                        Amend section 32 (enforcement of orders for payment of money) as follows.

          (2)                        In subsection (2), for “a justices’ chief executive” substitute “the designated

officer for a magistrates’ court”.

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          (3)                        In subsection (6), for “rules” substitute “rules of court”.

  196     (1)      Amend section 35 (orders for repayment of sums paid after cessation of

order by reason of marriage) as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (7)—

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

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a magistrates’ court”, and

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

          (3)      In subsection (8), for “, the officer designated by the Lord Chancellor or the

justices’ chief executive” substitute “or the officer designated by the Lord

Chancellor”.

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  197     (1)               Amend section 88 (interpretation) as follows.

          (2)                        In subsection (1), omit the definition of “rules”.

          (3)                        In subsection (4), for “for the same petty sessions” substitute “in the same

local justice”.

Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (c. 23)

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  198     (1)                        Amend Schedule 1 (appeals to House of Lords in certain criminal matters)

as follows.

          (2)                        In paragraph 1(2), omit “Except in a case involving sentence of death,”.

 

 

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          (3)                        Omit paragraph 2.

Protection of Children Act 1978 (c. 37)

  199     (1)               Amend section 4 (entry, search and seizure) as follows.

          (2)                        In subsection (1), omit “in the petty sessions area for which he acts”.

          (3)                        In subsection (3), for “for the same petty sessions area as the justice who

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issued the warrant” substitute “in the local justice area in which the articles

were seized”.

  200               In section 5(1) (forfeiture of seized articles), for “for that petty sessions area”

substitute “acting in that local justice area”.

Licensed Premises (Exclusion of Certain Persons) Act 1980 (c. 32)

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           In section 4 (supplemental), in subsection (4)(a), for “justices’ chief

executive” substitute “designated officer”.

Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (c. 43)

  201      Omit section 3 (offences committed on boundaries etc.).

  202      In section 6(5) (display of details of committal proceedings), for “justices’

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chief executive for” substitute “designated officer for”.

  203      In section 12 (non-appearance of accused), in—

              (a)             subsection (1)(b),

              (b)             subsection (4) (in both places), and

              (c)             subsection (6) (in both places),

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

  204     (1)      Amend section 12A (application of section 12 where accused appears) as

follows.

          (2)      In subsection (1), for “clerk of” substitute “designated officer for”.

          (3)      In subsection (2)—

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              (a)             for “clerk of” substitute “designated officer for”, and

              (b)             for “clerk” substitute “designated officer”.

  205     (1)      Amend section 14 (proceedings invalid where accused did not know of

them) as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (1), for “justices’ chief executive for the court” substitute

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“designated officer for the court”.

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

officer”.

  206               In section 43(2) (enforcement of recognizance of a surety for person granted

bail)  , for “for the petty sessions” substitute “acting in the local justice”.

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  207               In section 47 (service of summons out of time after failure to prove service

by post) for “the rules” (in the first place where it occurs) substitute “rules of

court”.

  208     (1)      Amend section 59 (orders for periodical payment: means of payment) as

follows.

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          (2)      In subsection (3)(b), for “a justices’ chief executive” substitute “the

designated officer for the court or for any other magistrates’ court”.

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

officer for a magistrates’ court”.

  209     (1)      Amend section 59A (orders for periodical payment: proceedings by justices’

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chief executive) as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (1)—

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

a magistrates’ court”,

              (b)             for “the relevant justices’ chief executive” substitute “the relevant

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designated officer”, and

              (c)             for “to that justices’ chief executive” substitute “to that designated

officer”.

          (3)      In subsection (2)—

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

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a magistrates’ court”, and

              (b)             for “the relevant justices’ chief executive for him” substitute “the

relevant designated officer for him”.

          (4)      In subsection (3), for “the relevant justices’ chief executive, he” substitute

“the relevant designated officer, he”.

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          (5)      In subsection (4)—

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

officer”,

              (b)             for “justices’ chief executive cancelling” substitute “relevant

designated officer cancelling”, and

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              (c)             for “justices’ chief executive shall” substitute “relevant designated

officer shall”.

          (6)      In subsection (7), for the definition of “the relevant justices’ chief executive”

substitute—

                                      ““the relevant designated officer”, in relation to an order,

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means—

                           (a)                          in a case where payments under the order are

required to be made to or through the designated

officer for a magistrates’ court, the designated officer

for that magistrates’ court;

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                           (b)                          in a case where such payments are required to be

made by any method of payment falling within

section 59(6) and the order was made by a

magistrates’ court, the designated officer for that

magistrates’ court; and

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                           (c)                          in a case where such payments are required to be

made by any method of payment falling within

section 59(6) and the order was not made by a

magistrates’ court, the designated officer for the

magistrates’ court in which the order is registered;”.

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          (7)      In the section heading, for “justices’ chief executive” substitute “designated

officer”.

 

 

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  210     (1)                        Amend section 59B(5) (interpretation of provisions relating to penalty for

failing to comply with maintenance order) as follows.

          (2)                        For the definition of “the relevant court” substitute—

                                      ““the relevant court”, in relation to an order, means—

                           (a)                          in a case where payments under the order are

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required to be made to or through the designated

officer for a magistrates’ court, that magistrates’

court;

                           (b)                          in a case where such payments are required to be

made by any method of payment falling within

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section 59(6) and the order was made by a

magistrates’ court, that magistrates’ court; and

                           (c)                          in a case where such payments are required to be

made by any method of payment falling within

section 59(6) and the order was not made by a

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magistrates’ court, the magistrates’ court in which the

order is registered;”.

          (3)                        In the definition of “relevant justice”, for “for the petty sessions area for”

substitute “acting in the local justice area in”.

  211     (1)               Amend section 60 (revocation, variation, etc. of orders for periodical

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payment) as follows.

          (2)                        In subsection (4), omit “the clerk of”.

          (3)                        In subsection (5)—

              (a)             for “the clerk” substitute “a justices’ clerk”, and

              (b)             for “to the justices’ chief executive for the court” substitute “to the

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designated officer for the court”.

          (4)                        In subsection (10), for “the clerk of the court” substitute “a justices’ clerk”.

  212     (1)                        In section 61(1) (periodical payments payable by one person under more

than one order), for “The power to make rules conferred by section 144

below shall, without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of that

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section, include power to” substitute “Rules of court may”.

          (2)               In paragraph (b) of section 61(1)—

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

a magistrates’ court”, and

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

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officer”.

  213      In section 62(1)(ii) (proceedings for sums payable to child), for “justices’

chief executive for” substitute “designated officer for”.

  214     (1)               Amend section 65(1) (proceedings which are family proceedings for

purposes of Act) as follows.

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          (2)               After the paragraph (n) inserted by paragraph 8(a) of Schedule 11 to the

Children Act 1989 (c. 41), insert—

                    “(na)                      section 30 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act

1990;”.

          (3)                        Renumber the paragraph (n) inserted by paragraph 60 of Schedule 2 to the

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Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 (c. 6) as paragraph (nb).

 

 

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  215      In section 66(3) (composition of family proceedings courts), for the words

from “and section 67” onwards substitute ““lay justice” has the same

meaning as in the Courts Act 2003”.

  216     (1)                        Amend section 70 (jurisdiction of magistrates’ courts in inner London for

family proceedings) as follows.

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          (2)               In subsection (1)—

              (a)             for “for an inner London petty sessions” substitute “acting in an

inner London local justice”,

              (b)             for “for that” substitute “acting in that”,

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

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              (d)             for “magistrates’ courts committee whose area consists of or includes

that petty sessions area” substitute “Lord Chancellor”.

          (3)                        In subsection (2)—

              (a)             for “for an inner London petty sessions” substitute “acting in an

inner London local justice”, and

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              (b)             for “magistrates’ courts committee whose area consists of or includes

that petty sessions area so determine” substitute “Lord Chancellor so

determines”.

          (4)                        In subsection (3), in the definition of “inner London petty sessions area”, for

““inner London petty sessions area” means any petty sessions” substitute

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““inner London local justice area” means any local justice”.

  217                                 In section 74(1) (reasons for decisions in family proceedings), for “The power

to make rules conferred by section 144 below shall, without prejudice to the

generality of subsection (1) of that section, include power to” substitute

“Rules of court may”.

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  218     (1)      Amend section 77 (postponement of issue of warrant) as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (5), for “for the petty sessions” substitute “in the local justice”.

          (3)      For subsection (6), substitute—

              “(6)                Where such an application is referred to the court—

                    (a)                   the clerk of the court shall fix a time and place for the

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application to be heard; and

                    (b)                   the designated officer for the court shall give the applicant

notice of that time and place.”

  219               In—

              (a)             section 78(4) (offence of removing impounded goods marked in

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accordance with rules), and

              (b)             section 79(2) (reduction of period of detention on payment being

made in accordance with rules),

           for “the rules” substitute “rules of court”.

  220      In section 82(5A) (notice of hearing to consider issue of warrant of

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commitment for default in paying fine), for “justices’ chief executive for”

substitute “designated officer for”.

  221               In section 84(1) (power to require statement of means) for “for the same petty

sessions” substitute “in the same local justice”.

  222     (1)      Amend section 87 (enforcement of payment of fines by High Court and

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county court) as follows.

 

 

 
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