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Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60)

  280     (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”.

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

officer for the local justice area”.

  281     (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)—

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

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

          (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”.

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          (5)      In subsection (5)—

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

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

          (6)      In subsection (6)—

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

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designated officer for a local justice”, and

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

          (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

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justice”.

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

officer”.

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

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

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“designated officer for the relevant local justice”.

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

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

clerk”.

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

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executive” substitute “designated officer”.

  285               In section 81(1) and (2) (advance notice of expert evidence in Crown Court),

for “Crown Court Rules” substitute “Criminal Procedure Rules”.

Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (c. 23)

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

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which do not proceed)—

 

 

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              (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”

substitute “the magistrates’ court”.

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

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          (2)                        Omit subsection (5).

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

transitional”.

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

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

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person”.

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

19A” substitute “to 19B”.

  289     (1)               Amend section 23 (discontinuance of proceedings in magistrates’ courts) as

follows.

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          (2)                        In subsections (3), (7) and (8), for “justices’ chief executive for” substitute

“designated officer for”.

          (3)                        In subsection (10), for “rules made under section 144 of the Magistrates’

Courts Act 1980” substitute “Criminal Procedure Rules”.

Local Government Act 1985 (c. 51)

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  290      Omit section 99 (disqualification of justices).

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

Transport Act 1985 (c. 67)

  292     (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)

  293      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”.

  294     (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”.

  295     (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 from ““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”.

  296     (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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  297     (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.”

  298      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)

  299      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)

  300      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)

  301      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”.

 

 

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Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33)

  302     (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—

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

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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

“designated officer for”.

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

executive for” substitute “designated officer for”.

Local Government Finance Act 1988 (c. 41)

  304      In—

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

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

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

“or combined fire authority”.

Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52)

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

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

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

sessions area in which he resides”.

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

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

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applicant for the licence resides”, and

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

  308      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”.

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Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53)

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

substitute “designated officer”.

  310      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’

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court”.

  311      In section 26 (interim disqualification)—

              (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

 

 

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

“designated officer”.

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

substitute “designated officer”.

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

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substitute “designated officer for a magistrates’ court”.

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

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

for a magistrates’ court”.

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

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officer or”.

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

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

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

          (2)      In subsection (1)—

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              (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”,

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

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              (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”.

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

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

“designated officer for a local justice”.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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(application of fines and fees)” substitute “section 38 of the Courts Act 2003

(application of receipts of designated officers)”.

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

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

executive or” substitute “designated officer or”.

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

chief executives” substitute “designated officers”.

 

 

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Dangerous Dogs Act 1989 (c. 30)

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

in—

              (a)             subsection (4), and

              (b)             subsection (7),

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

Extradition Act 1989 (c. 33)

  323               In section 7(3) (rules as to service of documents), for “Rules under section

144 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980” substitute “Criminal Procedure

Rules”.

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  324      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”.

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

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

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

designated by the Lord Chancellor”.

  326               In section 13(5)(a) (return to foreign states - supplementary), for “rules under

section 84 of the Supreme Court Act 1981” substitute “Criminal Procedure

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Rules”.

  327               In section 14(2) (simplified procedure)—

              (a)             for “rules under section 144 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980”

substitute “Criminal Procedure Rules”, and

              (b)             for the words from “without” to “include power to” substitute “those

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rules may”.

  328     (1)      Amend Schedule 1 (provisions deriving from Extradition Act 1870 (c. 52)

and associated enactments) as follows.

          (2)      In paragraph 4(2), for “the Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) or

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

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“a District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) designated by the Lord Chancellor”.

          (3)      In paragraph 5(1)(a) and (3), 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”.

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          (4)                        In paragraph 9(2), for “rules under section 144 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act

1980” substitute “Criminal Procedure Rules”.

          (5)      In paragraph 13         (1)(a), 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”.

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  329     (1)                        In paragraph 5 of Schedule 1A (adaptation of Act where 1995 Convention

applies), amend inserted section 14A as follows.

          (2)               In subsection (4), for “rules under section 144 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act

1980” substitute “Criminal Procedure Rules”.

 

 

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          (3)                        In subsection (5)—

              (a)             for the words from “Without” to “includes power to” substitute

“Criminal Procedure Rules may”, and

              (b)             for “a Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) or another District

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

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

Football Spectators Act 1989 (c. 37)

  330     (1)               Amend section 7 (disqualification for membership of scheme) as follows.

          (2)                        In subsection (7)(b), for “justices’ chief executive for” substitute “designated

officer for”.

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          (3)                        In subsection (10), omit paragraph (c) and the word “and” preceding it.

  331      In—

              (a)             section 14G(3) (variation of banning order),

              (b)             section 14H(6) (termination of banning order),

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

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  332     (1)                                 Amend section 18 (information) as follows.

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

officer for”.

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

          (4)                        Omit subsection (4).

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  333      In section 20(7) (appeal against refusal to grant exemption), omit “acting for

the petty sessions area in which he resides”.

  334      In section 22(2) (banning orders arising out of offences outside England and

Wales)—

              (a)             omit “for any area”,

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              (b)             omit “who resides or is believed to reside in that area”, and

              (c)             omit “for that area” (in both places).

Children Act 1989 (c. 41)

  335      In section 83(5) (directions to submit particulars of proceedings), for

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

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  336     (1)               Amend section 97 (privacy for children involved in certain proceedings) as

follows.

          (2)               In subsection (1), for “Rules made under section 144 of the Magistrates’

Courts Act 1980” substitute “Family Procedure Rules”.

          (3)                        Omit subsection (7)(a).

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  337     (1)               Amend paragraph 6A of Schedule 1 (variation of orders for periodical

payments etc. made by magistrates’ courts) as follows.

          (2)                        In sub-paragraph (2), for “the clerk to the justices for the petty sessions area

for which the court is acting” substitute “a magistrates’ court acting in the

same local justice area as the court which made the order”.

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          (3)                        In sub-paragraph (3)—

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

 

 

 
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