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Supreme Court Act 1981 (c. 54)

 36   (1)   The Supreme Court Act 1981 is amended as follows.
(2)      In section 76 (committal for trial: alteration of place of trial)—
(a)  in subsection (1), for the words from "varying" (where it first appears) to "to Crown Court)" there is substituted "substituting some other place for the place specified in a notice under section 51D(1) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (a "section 51D notice")",
(b)  in subsection (3), for the words "fixed by the magistrates' court, as specified in a notice under a relevant transfer provision" there is substituted "specified in a section 51D notice",
(c)  subsection (5) is omitted, and
(d)  in the heading, for "Committal" there is substituted "Sending".
(3)      In section 77 (committal for trial: date of trial)—
(a)  in subsection (1), for "committal for trial or the giving of a notice of transfer under a relevant transfer provision" there is substituted "being sent for trial",
(b)  in subsection (2), for "committed by a magistrates' court or in respect of whom a notice of transfer under a relevant transfer provision has been given" there is substituted "sent for trial",
(c)  in subsection (3), for "of committal for trial or of a notice of transfer" there is substituted "when the defendant is sent for trial",
(d)  subsection (4) is omitted, and
(e)  in the heading, for "Committal" there is substituted "Sending".
(4)      In section 80 (process to compel appearance), in subsection (2), for "committed" there is substituted "sent".
(5)      In section 81—
(a)  in subsection (1)—
(i)  in paragraph (a)—
    (a)   the words "who has been committed in custody for appearance before the Crown Court or in relation to whose case a notice of transfer has been given under a relevant transfer provision or" are omitted, and
    (b)  after "51" there is inserted "or 51A",
(ii)  in paragraph (g), sub-paragraph (i) is omitted, and
(b)  subsection (7) is omitted.
 

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60)

 37   (1)   The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 is amended as follows.
(2)      In section 71 (microfilm copies), the paragraph beginning "Where the proceedings" is omitted.
(3)      In section 76 (confessions), subsection (9) is omitted.
(4)      In section 78 (exclusion of unfair evidence), subsection (3) is omitted.
 

Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (c. 23)

 38   (1)   The Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 is amended as follows.
(2)      In section 7A (powers of non-legal staff), for subsection (6) there is substituted—
    "(6)      This section applies to an offence if it is triable only on indictment or is an offence for which the accused has been sent for trial."
(3)      In section 16 (defence costs)—
(a)  in subsection (1), paragraph (b) is omitted, and
(b)  in subsection (2)—
(i)  in paragraph (a), for "committed" there is substituted "sent", and
(ii)  paragraph (aa) is omitted, and
(c)  subsection (12) is omitted.
(4)      In section 22 (power of Secretary of State to set time limits in relation to preliminary stages of criminal proceedings), in subsection (11)—
(a)  in paragraph (a) of the definition of "appropriate court", for "committed for trial, sent for trial under section 51 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998" there is substituted "sent for trial",
(b)  for the definition of "custody of the Crown Court" there is substituted—
      ""custody of the Crown Court" includes custody to which       a person is committed in pursuance of—
    (a)  section 43A of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (magistrates' court dealing with a person brought before it following his arrest in pursuance of a warrant issued by the Crown Court); or
    (b)  section 52 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (provisions supplementing section 51);".
(5)      In section 23 (discontinuance of proceedings in magistrates' court), in subsection (2), for paragraphs (a) to (c) there is substituted—
    "(a)  any stage of the proceedings after the court has begun to hear evidence for the prosecution at a summary trial of the offence; or
    (b)  any stage of the proceedings after the accused has been sent for trial for the offence."
(6)      In section 23A (discontinuance of proceedings after accused has been sent for trial)—
(a)  in paragraph (b) of subsection (1), the words from "under" to "1998" are omitted, and
(b)  in subsection (2), for "51(7)" there is substituted "51D(1)".
 

Criminal Justice Act 1987 (c. 38)

 39   (1)   The Criminal Justice Act 1987 is amended as follows.
(2)      Sections 4 to 6 (which relate to the transfer of cases to the Crown Court) shall cease to have effect.
(3)      In section 11 (restrictions on reporting)—
(a)  in subsection (2), paragraph (a) is omitted,
(b)  subsection (3) is omitted,
(c)  in subsection (7), "(3)," is omitted,
(d)  in subsection (8), "(3)," is omitted,
(e)  subsections (9) and (10) are omitted,
(f)  in subsection (11), paragraphs (a) and (d) are omitted.
 

Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33)

 40   (1)   The Criminal Justice Act 1988 is amended as follows.
(2)      In section 30 (expert reports), subsection (4A) is omitted.
(3)      In section 40 (power to join in indictment count for common assault etc), in subsection (1)—
(a)  the words "were disclosed to a magistrates' court inquiring into the offence as examining justices or" are omitted,
(b)  after "51" there is inserted "or 51A".
(4)      Section 41 (power of Crown Court to deal with summary offence where person committed for either way offence) shall cease to have effect.
 

Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53)

 41   (1)   The Criminal Justice Act 1991 is amended as follows.
(2)      Section 53 (notices of transfer in certain cases involving children) shall cease to have effect.
(3)      Schedule 6 (notices of transfer: procedures in lieu of committal) shall cease to have effect.
 

Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33)

 42   (1)   The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 is amended as follows.
(2)      In section 34 (effect of accused's failure to mention facts when questioned or charged), in subsection (2)—
(a)  paragraph (a) is omitted, and
(b)  in paragraph (b), for sub-paragraphs (i) and (ii), there is substituted "paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998".
(3)      In section 36 (effect of accused's failure or refusal to account for objects, substances or marks), in subsection (2)—
(a)  paragraph (a) is omitted, and
(b)  in paragraph (b), for sub-paragraphs (i) and (ii), there is substituted "paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998".
(4)      In section 37 (effect of accused's failure or refusal to account for presence at a particular place), in subsection (2)—
(a)  paragraph (a) is omitted, and
(b)  in paragraph (b), for sub-paragraphs (i) and (ii), there is substituted "paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998".
 

Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (c. 25)

 43   (1)   The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 is amended as follows.
(2)      In section 1 (application of this Part), in subsection (2)—
(a)  in paragraphs (a) to (c) are omitted, and
(b)  in paragraph (cc), the words from "under" to the end are omitted.
(3)      In section 5 (compulsory disclosure by accused)—
(a)  in subsection (1), for "(2) to" there is substituted "(3A) and",
(b)  subsections (2) and (3) are omitted, and
(c)  in subsection (3A), in paragraph (b), for "subsection (7) of section 51" there is substituted "subsection (1) of section 51D".
(4)      In section 13 (time limits: transitional), in subsection (1), paragraphs (a) to (c) of the modified section 3(8) are omitted.
(5)      In section 28 (introduction to Part 3), in subsection (1)—
(a)  for paragraph (a) there is substituted—
    "(a)  on or after the appointed day the accused is sent for trial for the offence concerned,", and
(b)  paragraph (b) is omitted.
(6)      In section 39 (meaning of pre-trial hearing), in subsection (1), for paragraph (a) there is substituted—
    "(a)  after the accused has been sent for trial for the offence, and".
(7)      Section 68 (use of written statements and depositions at trial) and Schedule 2 (statements and depositions) shall cease to have effect.
 

Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (c. 37)

 44      The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 is amended as follows.
 45      In section 52 (provisions supplementing section 51)—
(a)  in subsection (1), after "51" there is inserted "or 51A",
(b)  in subsection (5), after "51" there is inserted "or 51A",
(c)  in subsection (6), after "51" there is inserted "or 51A", and
(d)  in the heading, after "51" there is inserted "and 51A".
 46      In section 121 (short title, commencement and extent), in subsection (8), before "paragraphs 7(1)" there is inserted "paragraph 3 of Schedule 3 to this Act, section 52(6) above so far as relating to that paragraph,".
 47      In paragraph 3 of Schedule 3 (reporting restrictions)—
(a)  in each of paragraphs (a) and (b) of sub-paragraph (1), for "Great Britain" there is substituted "the United Kingdom",
(b)  in sub-paragraph (8), after paragraph (b) there is inserted—
    "(bb)  where the application made by the accused under paragraph 2(1) above relates to a charge for an offence in respect of which notice has been given to the court under section 51B of this Act, any relevant business information;",
(c)  after sub-paragraph (9) there is inserted—
    "(9A)  The following is relevant business information for the purposes of sub-paragraph (8) above—
    (a)  any address used by the accused for carrying on a business on his own account;
    (b)  the name of any business which he was carrying on on his own account at any relevant time;
    (c)  the name of any firm in which he was a partner at any relevant time or by which he was engaged at any such time;
    (d)  the address of any such firm;
    (e)  the name of any company of which he was a director at any relevant time or by which he was otherwise engaged at any such time;
    (f)  the address of the registered or principal office of any such company;
    (g)  any working address of the accused in his capacity as a person engaged by any such company;
      and here "engaged" means engaged under a contract of service or a contract for services.",
(d)  after sub-paragraph (11) there is inserted—
    "(11A)  Proceedings for an offence under this paragraph shall not, in Northern Ireland, be instituted otherwise than by or with the consent of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland."

 
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