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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 SINGLE JURISDICTION FOR COUNTY COURTS AND MAGISTRATES' COURTS

    1. 1.Single jurisdiction: abolition of county court divisions and petty sessions districts

    2. 2.Administrative court divisions

    3. 3.Directions as to distribution of business

    4. 4.Lay magistrates

    5. 5.Justices of the peace

    6. 6.Consequential amendments

  3. PART 2 COMMITTAL FOR TRIAL

    1. CHAPTER 1 RESTRICTION ON HOLDING OF PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS AND MIXED COMMITTALS

      1. 7.Preliminary investigations

      2. 8.Mixed committals: evidence on oath at preliminary inquiry

    2. CHAPTER 2 DIRECT COMMITTAL FOR TRIAL IN CERTAIN CASES

      1. Application of this Chapter

        1. 9.Application of this Chapter

      2. Direct committal for trial: guilty pleas

        1. 10.Direct committal: indication of intention to plead guilty

      3. Direct committal for trial: specified offences

        1. 11.Direct committal: specified offences

      4. Direct committal for trial: offences related to specified offences

        1. 12.Direct committal: offences related to specified offences

      5. Direct committal for trial: procedures

        1. 13.Direct committal: procedures

        2. 14.Specified offences: application to dismiss

        3. 15.Restrictions on reporting applications for dismissal

        4. 16.Supplementary and consequential provisions

  4. PART 3 PROSECUTORIAL FINES

    1. Prosecutorial fine

      1. 17.Prosecutorial fine: notice of offer

      2. 18.Prosecutorial fine notice

      3. 19.Amount of prosecutorial fine

      4. 20.Restrictions on prosecutions

    2. Payment of prosecutorial fine

      1. 21.Payment of prosecutorial fine

    3. Non-payment of prosecutorial fine

      1. 22.Failure to pay prosecutorial fine

      2. 23.Registration certificates

      3. 24.Registration of sum payable in default

      4. 25.Challenge to notice of registration

      5. 26.Setting aside of sum enforceable under section 24

    4. Interpretation

      1. 27.Interpretation of this Part

  5. PART 4 VICTIMS AND WITNESSES

    1. The Victim Charter and the Witness Charter

      1. 28.The Victim Charter

      2. 29.Meaning of victim

      3. 30.The Witness Charter

      4. 31.Procedure for issuing Charters

      5. 32.Effect of non compliance

    2. Victim statements

      1. 33.Persons to be afforded opportunity to make victim statement

      2. 34.Supplementary statement

      3. 35.Use of victim statement

    3. Information sharing

      1. 36.Disclosure for purposes of victim and witness support services and victim information schemes

  6. PART 5 CRIMINAL RECORDS

    1. 37.Restriction on information provided to certain persons

    2. 38.Minimum age for applicants for certificates or to be registered

    3. 39.Additional grounds for refusing an application to be registered

    4. 40.Enhanced criminal record certificates: additional safeguards

    5. 41.Review of criminal record certificates

    6. 42.Up-dating certificates

    7. 43.Applications for enhanced criminal record certificates

    8. 44.Electronic transmission of applications

    9. 45.Disclosures by Department of Justice to Disclosure and Barring Service

    10. 46.Inclusion of cautions and other diversionary disposals in criminal records

    11. 47.Consequential amendments

  7. PART 6 CHILD PROTECTION DISCLOSURES

    1. 48.Child protection disclosures

  8. PART 7 LIVE LINKS IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS

    1. 49.Live links: accused at committal proceedings

    2. 50.Live links from another courtroom: first remands, etc.

    3. 51.Live links: proceedings for failure to comply with certain orders or licence conditions

    4. 52.Live links: expert witnesses

    5. 53.Live links: witnesses outside the United Kingdom

    6. 54.Live links: patients detained in hospital under Mental Health Order

  9. PART 8 VIOLENT OFFENCES PREVENTION ORDERS

    1. Violent offences prevention orders

      1. 55.Violent offences prevention orders

      2. 56.Violent offences prevention order made on conviction, etc.

      3. 57.Violent offences prevention order made on application of Chief Constable

      4. 58.Qualifying offenders

      5. 59.Provisions that violent offences prevention orders may contain

      6. 60.Variation, renewal or discharge of violent offences prevention orders

      7. 61.Interim violent offences prevention orders

      8. 62.Notice of applications

      9. 63.Appeals

    2. Notification requirements

      1. 64.Offenders subject to notification requirements

      2. 65.Notification requirements: initial notification

      3. 66.Notification requirements: changes

      4. 67.Notification requirements: periodic notification

      5. 68.Notification requirements: absence from notified residence

      6. 69.Notification requirements: travel outside the United Kingdom

      7. 70.Method of notification and related matters

    3. Supplementary

      1. 71.Offences

      2. 72.Supply of information to relevant Northern Ireland departments or Secretary of State

      3. 73.Supply of information by relevant Northern Ireland departments or Secretary of State

      4. 74.Information about release or transfer

      5. 75.Power of entry and search of offender's home address

      6. 76.Interpretation of this Part

  10. PART 9 MISCELLANEOUS

    1. Jury service

      1. 77.Removal of maximum age for jury service

      2. 78.Preparation of jury lists

      3. 79.Persons disqualified for jury service

      4. 80.Persons ineligible for jury service

      5. 81.Persons excusable as of right from jury service

    2. Unpaid community service after early release

      1. 82.Unpaid community service after early release

    3. Personal samples, DNA profiles and fingerprints

      1. 83.Power to take further fingerprints or non-intimate samples

      2. 84.Retention of material: persons convicted of an offence in England and Wales or Scotland

      3. 85.Retention of DNA profiles or fingerprints: persons given a prosecutorial fine

      4. 86.Power to retain DNA profile or fingerprints in connection with different offence

      5. 87.Retention of personal samples that are or may be disclosable

    4. Early guilty pleas

      1. 88.Sentencing court to indicate sentence which would have been imposed if guilty plea entered at earliest reasonable opportunity

    5. Sexual offences against children

      1. 89.Meeting a child following sexual grooming etc.

      2. 90.Sexual communication with a child

    6. Avoiding delay in criminal proceedings

      1. 91.General duty to progress criminal proceedings

      2. 92.Case management regulations

    7. Public Prosecutor's summons

      1. 93.Public Prosecutor's summons

    8. Defence access to premises

      1. 94.Defence access to premises

    9. Court security officers

      1. 95.Powers of court security officers

    10. Causing or allowing child or vulnerable adult to suffer serious physical harm

      1. 96.Causing or allowing child or vulnerable adult to suffer serious physical harm

    11. Domestic violence protection notices and orders

      1. 97.Domestic violence protection notices and orders

    12. Youth justice

      1. 98.Aims of youth justice system

      2. 99.Amendment to section 10 of the Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2013

    13. Salary of Lands Tribunal members

      1. 100.Salary of Lands Tribunal members

    14. Amendment to Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

      1. 101.Amendment to Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

  11. PART 10 SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

    1. 102.Regulations, orders and directions

    2. 103.Interpretation

    3. 104.Transitional provisions, etc.

    4. 105.Repeals

    5. 106.Commencement

    6. 107.Short title

  12. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      AMENDMENTS: SINGLE JURISDICTION

      1. The Gaming Act (Ireland) 1739 (c. 8)

        1. 1.In section 16 (bringing of actions) omit the words from...

      2. The Forcible Entry Act (Ireland) 1786 (c. 24)

        1. 2.In section 65 (indictments) for “some one or more of...

      3. The Parliamentary Representation Act (Ireland) 1800 (c. 29)

        1. 3.In section 7 (writs) for “crown office in Ireland” and...

      4. The Tolls (Ireland) Act 1817 (c. 108)

        1. 4.In section 7 (schedule of tolls) for “chief clerk for...

      5. The Tithe Rentcharge (Ireland) Act 1838 (c. 109)

        1. 5.In section 27 (recovery of rent-charge) omit “wherein the lands...

      6. The Defence Act 1842 (c. 94)

        1. 6.In section 24 (compensation)— (a) for “two justices of the...

      7. The Fisheries (Ireland) Act 1842 (c. 106)

        1. 7.(1) In section 92 (byelaws) for the words from “deposited...

      8. The Companies Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 (c. 16)

        1. 8.(1) In section 3 (interpretation) omit “acting for the place...

      9. The Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 (c. 18)

        1. 9.In section 150 (deposit of copies of special Act) for...

      10. The Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 (c. 20)

        1. 10.(1) In section 7 (correction of plans) for the words...

      11. The Ejectment and Distress (Ireland) Act 1846 (c. 111)

        1. 11.In section 16 for the words from “apply to any...

      12. The Markets and Fairs Clauses Act 1847 (c. 14)

        1. 12.(1) In section 7 (correction of errors) for “the chief...

      13. The Commissioners Clauses Act 1847 (c. 16)

        1. 13.(1) In section 95 for “the chief clerk for the...

      14. The Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847 (c. 27)

        1. 14.(1) In section 7 (correction of plans) for the words...

      15. The Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847 (c. 34)

        1. 15.(1) In section 3 (interpretation)— (a) in the definition of...

      16. The Cemeteries Clauses Act 1847 (c. 65)

        1. 16.(1) In section 7 (correction of errors) for the words...

      17. The Vagrancy (Ireland) Act 1847 (c. 84)

        1. 17.In section 8 (interpretation) for the words from “any justice”...

      18. The Town Police Clauses Act 1847 (c. 89)

        1. 18.In section 77 (copies of special Act) for the words...

      19. The Railway Act (Ireland) 1851 (c. 70)

        1. 19.(1) In section 4 (deposit of maps) for the words...

      20. The Fines Act (Ireland) 1851 (c. 90)

        1. 20.(1) In section 6 (enforcement) for “two justices of the...

      21. The Summary Jurisdiction (Ireland) Act 1851 (c. 92)

        1. 21.In section 1 (jurisdiction of justices) omit—

      22. The Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851 (c. 93)

        1. 22.(1) In section 26(3) (execution of warrants) for the words...

      23. The Boundary Survey (Ireland) Act 1854 (c. 17)

        1. 23.In section 12 (alteration of boundary) for the words from...

      24. The Towns Improvement (Ireland) Act 1854 (c. 103)

        1. 24.In section 1 (interpretation) omit the definition of “assistant barrister”....

      25. The Boundary Survey (Ireland) Act 1859 (c. 8)

        1. 25.In section 4 (publication of order) for the words from...

      26. The Ecclesiastical Courts Jurisdiction Act 1860 (c. 32)

        1. 26.In section 3 (offenders) for the words from “taken before”...

      27. The Tramways (Ireland) Act 1860 (c. 152)

        1. 27.In section 33 (entry to land)— (a) for the words...

      28. The Landlord and Tenant Law Amendment Act (Ireland) 1860 (c. 154)

        1. 28.(1) In section 35 (restraint of waste)—

      29. The Railways Act (Ireland) 1864 (c. 71)

        1. 29.In section 14 (value of crops) for the words from...

      30. The Dockyard Ports Regulation Act 1865 (c. 125)

        1. 30.Omit section 22 (jurisdiction of justices over vessels).

      31. The Promissory Oaths Act 1871 (c. 48)

        1. 31.In section 2 (persons who may take oaths) for the...

      32. The Matrimonial Causes and Marriage Law (Ireland) Amendment Act 1871 (c. 49)

        1. 32.In section 23 (register books) for the words from “information...

      33. The Public Health (Ireland) Act 1878 (c. 52)

        1. 33.(1) In section 2 (interpretation) omit the definition of “court...

      34. The Settled Land Act 1882 (c. 38)

        1. 34.In section 46(10) (payment into court) for the words from...

      35. The Married Women's Property Act 1882 (c. 75)

        1. 35.In section 17 (summary decision of questions) for the words...

      36. The Explosive Substances Act 1883 (c. 3)

        1. 36.In section 6(1) (inquiry into crimes) omit—

      37. The Bills of Sale (Ireland) Act (1879) Amendment Act 1883 (c. 7)

        1. 37.In section 11 (registration) for the words from “transmit” to...

      38. The Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898 (c. 37)

        1. 38.In section 69 (boundaries)— (a) in subsection (3) omit the...

      39. The Open Spaces Act 1906 (c. 25)

        1. 39.In section 4(2) (transfer of open space) omit the words...

      40. The Summary Jurisdiction (Ireland) Act 1908 (c. 24)

        1. 40.In sections 1(2) and 2(2) (habitual drunkards) for the words...

      41. The Maintenance Orders (Facilities for Enforcement) Act 1920 (c. 33)

        1. 41.In section 11(b) omit the words “and as if after...

      42. The Government Annuities Act 1929 (c. 29)

        1. 42.In section 48(1) (power to recover in county court) omit...

      43. The Summary Jurisdiction and Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1935 (c. 13)

        1. 43.Omit section 42 (abolition of town courts).

      44. The Water Supplies and Sewerage Act (Northern Ireland) 1945 (c. 17)

        1. 44.In section 16(1) (interpretation) omit the definition of “County Court”....

      45. The Agriculture Act (Northern Ireland) 1949 (c. 2)

        1. 45.In section 17 (appeals) omit— (a) in subsection (1) the...

      46. The Maintenance Orders Act 1950 (c. 37)

        1. 46.(1) In section 17(1)(b) (registration of maintenance orders) omit “acting...

      47. The Foyle Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1952 (c. 5)

        1. 47.(1) In section 6 (deposit of certain documents) for paragraphs...

      48. The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33)

        1. 48.(1) Section 42 (definitions for judicial purposes) is amended as...

      49. The Summary Jurisdiction and Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1958 (c. 9)

        1. 49.In section 16(2) for the words from “clerk of the...

      50. The Coroners Act (Northern Ireland) 1959 (c. 15)

        1. 50.(1) In section 18 (jury to be summoned in certain...

      51. The County Courts Act (Northern Ireland) 1959 (c. 25)

        1. 51.In section 102 (appointment and assignment of judges)—

      52. The Northern Ireland Act 1962 (c. 3)

        1. 52.In section 29(1) (interpretation) omit the definition of “county court”....

      53. The Agricultural Produce (Meat Regulation and Pig Industry) Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (c. 13)

        1. 53.In section 13(4)(b) (licences, etc.) omit the words from “for...

      54. The Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (c. 14)

        1. 54.In section 110(2) (recovery of sums) omit the words from...

      55. The Caravans Act (Northern Ireland) 1963 (c. 17)

        1. 55.(1) In section 7(1) (appeal against conditions of site licence)...

      56. The Agricultural Marketing Act (Northern Ireland) 1964 (c. 13)

        1. 56.In section 13(5) (appeals) omit the words from “for any...

      57. The Magistrates' Courts Act (Northern Ireland) 1964 (c. 21)

        1. 57.(1) Omit section 3 (justices of the peace).

      58. The Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966 (c. 17)

        1. 58.(1) In section 170 (appointment of private water bailiffs)—

      59. The Maintenance and Affiliation Orders Act (Northern Ireland) 1966 (c. 35)

        1. 59.In section 11(2)(b) (registration of orders) omit “acting for the...

      60. The Medicines Act 1968 (c. 67)

        1. 60.In Schedule 3 (sampling) in paragraph 28(2) omit the words...

      61. The Treatment of Offenders Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (c. 29)

        1. 61.In section 21 (suspended sentences)— (a) in subsection (1) omit...

      62. The Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (c. 34)

        1. 62.(1) In section 178 (assessors for county court)—

      63. The Industrial and Provident Societies Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c. 24)

        1. 63.In section 67(6)(a) (dissolution of society) omit “for the district...

      64. The Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77)

        1. 64.(1) In section 25D (detention of ship, aircraft or vehicle)...

      65. The Civil Evidence Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 (c. 36)

        1. 65.In section 8(5) (findings of adultery and paternity as evidence...

      66. The Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972 (c. 18)

        1. 66.(1) In section 9(1ZB)(b) (variation and revocation of registered orders)...

      67. The Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 (NI 14)

        1. 67.In Schedule 6 (removal to suitable premises), in paragraph 1...

      68. The Drainage (Northern Ireland) Order 1973 (NI 1)

        1. 68.In Schedule 5 (duties of occupiers), in paragraph 6(d) omit...

      69. The Consumer Credit Act 1974 (c. 39)

        1. 69.(1) In section 140B (powers of court) omit subsection (7)....

      70. The Friendly Societies Act 1974 (c. 46)

        1. 70.(1) In section 93(3) (dissolution) for the words from “make...

      71. The Treatment of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (NI 4)

        1. 71.In Article 5 (liability to be dealt with)—

      72. The Criminal Damage (Compensation)(Northern Ireland) Order 1977 (NI 14)

        1. 72.In Article 2 (interpretation) omit paragraph (3).

      73. The Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 (NI 28)

        1. 73.In Article 32(3) (recovery of rates) omit the words from...

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

        1. 74.(1) Omit section 103 (justices of the peace).

      75. The Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30)

        1. 75.In Schedule 1 (definitions), in paragraph (b) of the definition...

      76. The Matrimonial Causes (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (NI 15)

        1. 76.(1) In Article 2(2) (interpretation) omit the definition of “divorce...

      77. The Protection of Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (NI 17)

        1. 77.(1) In Article 4(1) (entry, search and seizure) omit “in...

      78. The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (NI 8)

        1. 78.(1) In Article 2(2) (interpretation) omit the definitions of “civil...

      79. The Administration of Estates (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (NI 14)

        1. 79.In Article 12(1) (jurisdiction of county court) omit “for the...

      80. The County Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 (NI 3)

        1. 80.(1) In Article 2(2) (interpretation)— (a) for the definition of...

      81. The Domestic Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 (NI 15)

        1. 81.(1) In Article 29 (case more suitable for High Court)...

      82. The Betting and Gaming Duties Act 1981 (c. 63)

        1. 82.In Schedule 1 (betting duties) in paragraph 15(5) omit “situated...

      83. The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 1)

        1. 83.(1) In Article 7(1) (review of test) omit “acting for...

      84. The Judgments Enforcement (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 6)

        1. 84.(1) In Article 2(2) (interpretation) omit the definition of “appropriate...

      85. The Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 8)

        1. 85.(1) In Article 28 (free legal aid)—

      86. The Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 26)

        1. 86.(1) In Article 2(3) (definitions)— (a) omit the definitions of...

      87. The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (c. 27)

        1. 87.(1) Omit section 15(3) (interpretation). (2) In section 36(4)(b) (registration...

      88. The Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48)

        1. 88.In Schedule 13 (community service orders - reciprocal arrangements)—

      89. The Probation Board (Northern Ireland) Order 1982 (NI 10)

        1. 89.In Article 5(1) (appointment of probation officers)—

      90. The Video Recordings Act 1984 (c. 39)

        1. 90.Omit section 16D (extension of jurisdiction of magistrates' courts in...

      91. The Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (NI 11)

        1. 91.(1) In Article 15(10) (form and duration of licence) for...

      92. The Credit Unions (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (NI 12)

        1. 92.In Article 70(6)(a) (dissolution of credit union) omit “for the...

      93. The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (NI 15)

        1. 93.(1) In Schedule 1 (licensing of places of entertainment), in...

      94. The Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (NI 4)

        1. 94.(1) Schedule 2A (supervision and treatment orders) is amended as...

      95. The Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 (NI 22)

        1. 95.(1) In Article 2(2) (interpretation) in the definition of “authorised...

      96. The Matrimonial and Family Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (NI 4)

        1. 96.In Article 40(1) (the court) omit sub-paragraph (a).

      97. The Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (NI 12)

        1. 97.(1) In Article 18(10A)(a) (execution of warrants) omit “for the...

      98. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 (c. 37)

        1. 98.In section 30(8)(c) (parental orders in favour of gamete donors)...

      99. The Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53)

        1. 99.In Schedule 3 (reciprocal enforcement of certain orders) in paragraph...

      100. The Road Traffic (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (NI 3)

        1. 100.In Schedule 2 (existing licences) in paragraph 6(1) omit “acting...

      101. The Friendly Societies Act 1992 (c. 40)

        1. 101.Omit section 110 (jurisdiction of magistrates' courts in Northern Ireland)...

      102. The Tourism (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 (NI 3)

        1. 102.In Article 19(1) (appeals) omit “for the county court division...

      103. The Family Law (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 (NI 6)

        1. 103.In Article 12(3)(g) (family proceedings rules) for “divorce county court...

      104. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c.50)

        1. 104.(1) In section 38 (appeal against refusal of exemption certificate)—...

      105. The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (NI 2)

        1. 105.(1) In Article 166 (appeals)— (a) in paragraph (2)(b) omit...

      106. The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (NI 18)

        1. 106.In Schedule 1 (supplementary provisions relating to proceedings)—

      107. The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (c. 25)

        1. 107.Omit section 76 and paragraph 33 of Schedule 4 (powers...

      108. The Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (NI 6)

        1. 108.(1) In Article 2(2) (interpretation)— (a) for the definition of...

      109. The Road Traffic (Offenders) (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (NI 10)

        1. 109.(1) In Article 2(2) omit the definition of “petty sessions...

      110. The Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (NI 22)

        1. 110.(1) In Article 2(2) (interpretation) in the definition of “licensed...

      111. The Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (NI 23)

        1. 111.(1) In Article 12 (temporary continuance) omit paragraph (3).

      112. The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (NI 24)

        1. 112.(1) In Article 10 (probation orders) omit paragraphs (2) and...

      113. The Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (NI 6)

        1. 113.In Article 54(8) (claims) omit “outside its division”.

      114. The Family Homes and Domestic Violence (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (NI 6)

        1. 114.(1) In Article 34 (jurisdiction) omit— (a) paragraph (3)(c); and...

      115. The Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (NI 9)

        1. 115.(1) In Article 11(1)(a) (notice of charge against child) omit...

      116. The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (NI 20)

        1. 116.(1) In Article 9 (drug treatment orders) omit—

      117. The Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (NI 21)

        1. 117.In Article 40(8) (claims) omit “outside its division”.

      118. The Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) Act 1999 (c. 2)

        1. 118.In Schedule 4 (recovery of contributions), omit paragraph 3(3).

      119. The Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (c. 26)

        1. 119.(1) Omit section 9 (lay magistrates). (2) In section 90(1A)...

      120. The Company Directors Disqualification (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 (NI 4)

        1. 120.(1) In Article 5(2)(c) (disqualification on conviction) omit “acting for...

      121. The Finance Act 2003 (c. 14)

        1. 121.In Schedule 12 (stamp duty land tax)—

      122. The Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (c. 32)

        1. 122.In section 59(2)(c) (appeal against disqualification) omit “acting for the...

      123. The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42)

        1. 123.(1) In section 60B(5) (detention of vehicle, ship or aircraft)...

      124. The Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33)

        1. 124.(1) In section 188 (the court)— (a) in subsection (1)...

      125. The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (NI 9)

        1. 125.In Article 10 (live links) omit— (a) paragraph (4)(b) and...

      126. The Criminal Justice (Evidence) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (NI 10)

        1. 126.In Article 40 (video evidence) omit paragraph (4).

      127. The Anti-Social Behaviour (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (NI 15)

        1. 127.(1) In Article 3(2) (applications for order) omit “for the...

      128. The Lay Magistrates (Eligibility) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004 (SR 2004/246)

        1. 128.In Article 2(a) for “county” substitute “ administrative ”.

      129. The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (c. 15)

        1. 129.In section 80(4) (financial reporting orders)— (a) omit “(or in...

      130. The Safety of Sports Grounds (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 (NI 2)

        1. 130.In Article 2(2) (interpretation) for the definition of “the court”...

      131. The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 (c. 20)

        1. 131.In Schedule 1 (Northern Ireland) in paragraph 11 omit “a...

      132. The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 (NI 10)

        1. 132.(1) In Article 10(3), in the inserted Article 32B(5) of...

      133. The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (c. 4)

        1. 133.(1) In section 82 (requests to other member states) in...

      134. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (c. 22)

        1. 134.In section 54(9)(c) (parental orders) omit “within whose division the...

      135. The Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (c. 28)

        1. 135.In Schedule 5 (foreign travel restriction orders) in paragraph 10(2)...

      136. The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 (NI 1)

        1. 136.(1) In Article 60(1), in the inserted Article 38B(5) of...

      137. The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (c. 23)

        1. 137.In Schedule 17 (warrants) in paragraph 10(2)(b) omit “for the...

      138. The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (c. 25)

        1. 138.(1) In section 77(6) (anonymity in investigations) omit “for the...

      139. The Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011 (c. 23)

        1. 139.In Schedule 5 (powers of entry) in paragraph 9(16)(b) for...

      140. The Caravans Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (c. 12)

        1. 140.(1) In section 6(1) (jurisdiction) omit “for the county court...

      141. The Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (c. 16)

        1. 141.In Schedule 3 (powers or entry) in paragraph 3(9) omit...

      142. The Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (c. 24)

        1. 142.(1) In section 46(3) (banning orders: additional requirements) omit “acting...

      143. The Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (c. )

        1. 143.In section 93 (Public Prosecutor's summons)— (a) in subsection (1)...

      144. The Serious Crime Act 2015 (c. 9)

        1. 144.In Schedule 2 in paragraph 11(2)(c) omit “for the petty...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      AMENDMENTS: DIRECT COMMITTAL FOR TRIAL

      1. The Grand Jury (Abolition) Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c. 15)

        1. 1.(1) Section 2 (procedures for indictment of offenders) is amended...

      2. The Evidence of Alibi Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 (c. 6)

        1. 2.In section 1(1)(a) (notice of alibi) for “the end of...

      3. The Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 8)

        1. 3.In Article 29 (free legal aid in the Crown Court)...

      4. The Criminal Justice (Serious Fraud) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 (NI 16)

        1. 4.In Article 3(1)(b) (notice of transfer) after “committed for trial”...

      5. The Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 (NI 20)

        1. 5.(1) In Article 3 (circumstances in which inferences may be...

      6. The Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (NI 12)

        1. 6.(1) In Article 56 (intimate searches) in paragraph (13A)—

      7. The Children's Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (NI 3)

        1. 7.In Article 4(1)(a) (notice of transfer) after “committed for trial”...

      8. The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (c. 25)

        1. 8.In section 5 (compulsory disclosure by accused) after subsection (1)...

      9. The Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (NI 10)

        1. 9.In Article 9 (power to join in indictment counts for...

      10. The Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (NI 9)

        1. 10.In Article 29 (power of magistrates' court to remit a...

      11. The Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (NI 8)

        1. 11.In Article 29 (interpretation and application of Article 28) in...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION: VICTIM AND WITNESS SUPPORT SERVICES AND VICTIM INFORMATION SCHEMES

      1. Disclosure by police to body providing support services for victims

        1. 1.(1) A police officer or member of the police support...

      2. Disclosure by Public Prosecution Service to body providing support services for witnesses

        1. 2.(1) Where the Director of Public Prosecutions has the conduct...

      3. Disclosure by Public Prosecution Service for purposes of victim information schemes

        1. 3.(1) A member of staff of the Public Prosecution Service...

      4. Unauthorised disclosure of information

        1. 4.(1) If a person to whom this paragraph applies discloses...

      5. Saving for other powers of disclosure

        1. 5.Nothing in this Schedule affects any power to disclose information...

      6. Interpretation

        1. 6.(1) In this Schedule— “the Board” means the Probation Board...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      SCHEDULE INSERTED AS SCHEDULE 8A TO THE POLICE ACT 1997

      1. SCHEDULE 8A REVIEW OF CRIMINAL RECORD CERTIFICATES Interpretation In this Schedule— “conviction” and “spent conviction” have the same...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      AMENDMENTS: CRIMINAL RECORDS

      1. The Police Act 1997(c. 50)

        1. 1.(1) Section 113A (criminal record certificates) is amended as follows....

        2. 2.(1) Section 113B (enhanced criminal record certificates) is amended as...

        3. 3.In section 113BC(1) (suitability information: power to amend) after paragraph...

        4. 4.In section 114(3) (application of other provisions of Part 5...

        5. 5.In section 116(3) (application of other provisions of Part 5...

        6. 6.(1) Section 117 (disputes about accuracy of certificates) is amended...

        7. 7.(1) Section 118 (evidence of identity) is amended as follows....

        8. 8.(1) Section 119 (sources of information) is amended as follows....

        9. 9.(1) Section 119B (independent monitor) is amended as follows.

        10. 10.(1) Section 120 (registered persons) is amended as follows.

        11. 11.(1) Section 120ZA (regulations about registration) is amended as follows....

        12. 12.In section 120A(4) (provision of information about suitability of registered...

        13. 13.(1) Section 120AA (refusal, cancellation or suspension of registration on...

        14. 14.In section 120AB(8)(a) (exception from procedure for cancellation or suspension)...

        15. 15.(1) Section 122 (code of practice) is amended as follows—...

        16. 16.(1) Section 124 (offences: disclosure) is amended as follows.

        17. 17.(1) Section 124A (offences relating to disclosure of information obtained...

        18. 18.After section 125B(2) (form of applications) insert—

        19. 19.(1) In section 126(1) (interpretation of Part 5) is amended...

      2. The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 (NI 11)

        1. 20.(1) Paragraph 19 of Schedule 1 (barred lists: information) is...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      AMENDMENTS: SERIOUS PHYSICAL HARM TO CHILD OR VULNERABLE ADULT

      1. The Law Reform (Year and a Day Rule) Act 1996 (c. 19)

        1. 1.In section 2 (restriction on institution of proceedings for fatal...

      2. The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42)

        1. 2.In Schedule 5 (offences for purposes of making sexual offences...

      3. The Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (c. 28)

        1. 3.(1) For the heading of section 7 substitute “ Evidence...

      4. The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 (NI 1)

        1. 4.In Part 1 of Schedule 2 (specified violent offences) in...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTION NOTICES AND ORDERS

      1. Power to issue a domestic violence protection notice

        1. 1.(1) A police officer not below the rank of superintendent...

      2. Contents and service of a domestic violence protection notice

        1. 2.(1) A DVPN must state— (a) the grounds on which...

      3. Breach of a domestic violence protection notice

        1. 3.(1) A person arrested by virtue of paragraph 2(1)(b) for...

      4. Application for a domestic violence protection order

        1. 4.(1) If a DVPN has been issued, a constable must...

      5. Conditions for and contents of a DVPO

        1. 5.(1) The court may make a DVPO if two conditions...

      6. Breach of a DVPO

        1. 6.(1) A person arrested by virtue of paragraph 5(9) for...

      7. Further provision about remand

        1. 7.(1) This paragraph applies for the purposes of the remand...

      8. Guidance

        1. 8.(1) The Department may issue guidance relating to the exercise...

      9. Interpretation

        1. 9.(1) In this Schedule— “associated person” means a person who...

      10. Pilot schemes

        1. 10.(1) The Department may by order provide for any provision...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND SAVINGS

      1. Part 1: Saving for jurisdiction conferred by other statutory provisions

        1. 1.Nothing in Part 1 affects any jurisdiction conferred by any...

      2. Part 1: Lay magistrates

        1. 2.A person who, immediately before section 4 comes into operation,...

      3. Part 1: Justices of the peace

        1. 3.A person who, immediately before section 5 comes into operation,...

      4. Part 2: Committal proceedings

        1. 4.A provision in Part 2 does not apply in relation...

      5. Part 3: Prosecutorial fines

        1. 5.Part 3 applies in relation to an offence alleged to...

      6. Part 7: Live links

        1. 6.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), Part 7 applies to proceedings...

      7. Part 9: DNA profiles or fingerprints

        1. 7.The amendment made by section 86 applies even where the...

      8. Part 9: Early guilty pleas

        1. 8.Section 88 does not apply in relation to an offence...

      9. Part 9: Meeting a child following sexual grooming etc.

        1. 9.Section 89 does not apply in a case in which...

      10. Part 9: Public Prosecutor's summons

        1. 10.Section 93 does not apply where a complaint referred to...

      11. Part 9: Serious physical harm to a child or vulnerable adult

        1. 11.An amendment made by section 95 or Schedule 6 does...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      REPEALS

      1. PART 1 SINGLE JURISDICTION

      2. PART 2 RESTRICTION ON HOLDING PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS AND MIXED COMMITTALS

      3. PART 3 CRIMINAL RECORDS

      4. PART 4 LIVE LINKS

      5. PART 5 JURY SERVICE

      6. PART 6 YOUTH JUSTICE

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