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           (b)           for “date of the decision of that court” substitute “relevant date”.

     (3)    After sub-paragraph (1) insert—

           “(1A)              In sub-paragraph (1), “the relevant date” means—

                  (a)                 the date of the decision of the court below, or

                  (b)                 if later, the date on which that court gives reasons for its

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decision.”

     (4)    Amend section 32 of the Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980 (c. 47)

(applications for leave to appeal to the House of Lords) as follows.

     (5)    In subsection (1)—

           (a)           for “fourteen” (in both places) substitute “28”, and

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           (b)           for “date of the decision of the Court” substitute “relevant date”.

     (6)    After subsection (1) insert—

           “(1A)              In subsection (1), “the relevant date” means—

                  (a)                 the date of the Court of Appeal’s decision, or

                  (b)                 if later, the date on which the Court gives reasons for its

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decision.”

 104   Fees: Northern Ireland

In section 116 of the 1978 Act (fees) after subsection (1) insert—

           “(1A)              Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), an order under

that subsection may make provision for exemptions from fees and

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remission of fees (in whole or in part).”

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 105   Interpretation

     (1)    In this Act—

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                    “the 1933 Act” means the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (c. 12);

                    “the 1968 Act” means the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 (c. 19);

                    “the 1978 Act” means the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (c. 23);

                    “the 1980 Act” means the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (c. 43);

                    “the 1981 Act” means the Supreme Court Act 1981 (c. 54);

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                    “the 1990 Act” means the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41);

                    “the 1997 Act” means the Civil Procedure Act 1997 (c. 12);

                    “the 2000 Act” means the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act

2000 (c. 6).

     (2)    In this Act the following have the meaning given by section 71 of the 1990

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Act—

                    “5 year magistrates’ court qualification”;

                    “7 year general qualification”;

                    “Supreme Court qualification”.

     (3)    In this Act “criminal court” has the meaning given by section 68.

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     (4)    In this Act “judge”, except where the context otherwise requires, means a

person holding an office listed in subsection (2) of section 64 (power to alter

judicial titles).

     (5)    In this Act “lay justice” has the meaning given by section 9.

     (6)    In this Act “Magistrates’ Courts Rule Committee” means the committee

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appointed by the Lord Chancellor under section 144 of the 1980 Act.

     (7)    In this Act “Minister of the Crown” has the same meaning as in the Ministers

of the Crown Act 1975 (c. 26).

     (8)                  In this Act “enactment” includes subordinate legislation and, except where

otherwise provided, any reference to an enactment is to an enactment

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whenever passed or made; and “subordinate legislation” here has the same

meaning as in the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30).

     (9)    In sections 100(6) and 107(4)(b) “enactment” also includes Northern Ireland

legislation (whenever passed or made); and “Northern Ireland legislation”

here has the same meaning as in the Interpretation Act 1978.

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 106   Rules, regulations and orders

     (1)    Any power of the Lord Chancellor to make rules, regulations or orders under

this Act is exercisable by statutory instrument.

     (2)           None of the orders and regulations mentioned in subsection (3) may be made

unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the order or regulations

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has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of

Parliament.

     (3)           The orders and regulations are—

           (a)           the first order to be made under section 4 (areas of courts boards);

           (b)           regulations under section 34(5) (costs in legal proceedings);

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           (c)           an order under section 36(6) or (8) (power to make permanent

provision about collection of fines by fines officers);

           (d)           an order under—

                  (i)                 section 73 or 80 (powers to amend enactments in connection

with Criminal Procedure Rules and Family Procedure Rules), or

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                  (ii)                section 107 (power to make consequential provision etc.),

                         which contains any provision (whether alone or with other provisions)

amending or repealing any Act or provision of an Act;

           (e)           regulations under Schedule 1.

     (4)    A statutory instrument containing—

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           (a)           the first order to be made under section 8 (local justice areas), or

           (b)           regulations under section 40 (payments, accounting and banking by

designated officers),

            is to be laid before Parliament after being made.

     (5)    Any other statutory instrument, apart from one containing an order under

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section 108 (commencement), is subject to annulment in pursuance of a

resolution of either House of Parliament.

     (6)    Any power of the Lord Chancellor to make rules, regulations or orders under

this Act includes power to make—

 

 

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           (a)           any supplementary, incidental or consequential provision, and

           (b)           any transitory, transitional or saving provision,

            which he considers necessary or expedient.

     (7)    Nothing in this section applies to—

           (a)           rules made under Part 7 (Criminal Procedure and Family Procedure

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Rules), or

           (b)           an order made under section 100 (power to alter judicial titles:

Northern Ireland).

 107   Minor and consequential amendments, repeals, etc.

     (1)    Schedule 7 contains minor and consequential amendments.

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     (2)    Schedule 8 contains repeals.

     (3)    The Lord Chancellor may by order make—

           (a)           any supplementary, incidental or consequential provision, and

           (b)           any transitory, transitional or saving provision,

            which he considers necessary or expedient for the purposes of, in consequence

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of, or for giving full effect to any provision of this Act.

     (4)    An order under subsection (3) may, in particular—

           (a)           provide for any provision of this Act which comes into force before

another such provision has come into force to have effect, until that

other provision has come into force, with such modifications as are

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specified in the order, and

           (b)                         amend, repeal or revoke any enactment other than one contained in an

Act passed in a Session after that in which this Act is passed.

     (5)    The amendments that may be made under subsection (4)(b) are in addition to

those made by or under any other provision of this Act.

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 108   Commencement

     (1)    Subject to subsection (2), this Act comes into force in accordance with provision

made by order by the Lord Chancellor.

     (2)    Subsection (1) does not apply to section 42, 94, 105, 106, 107(3) to (5), this

section or section 109 or 110.

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     (3)    An order under this section may appoint different days for different provisions

and different purposes.

 109   Extent

     (1)    Subject to subsections (2) and (3), this Act extends only to England and Wales.

     (2)    Subsection (1) does not apply to section 59(3), 90, 91, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103,

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104 or 107.

     (3)    Subject to any provision made in Schedule 7, the amendments and repeals

made by Schedules 5, 7 and 8 have the same extent as the enactments to which

they relate.

 

 

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 110   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Courts Act 2003.

 

 

 
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