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The Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Interpretation

2.—(1) Subject to paragraph (4), the [1954 c. 33 (N.I.)] Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

  • “Chief Electoral Officer” has the meaning assigned to it by section 130(1) of the [1962 c. 14 (N.I.)] Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962;

  • “division” means a county court division specified under Article 3(1) of the [1980 NI 3] County Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 or such county court divisions or part of them as may be prescribed;

  • “the Divisional Jurors List” has the meaning given by Article 4(6) ;

  • “elector” means a local elector as defined in the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962;

  • “fixed”, in relation to a fee, means fixed in accordance with section 116(1) of the [1978 c. 23] Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978;

  • “Juries Officer” in relation to a division means such member of the Northern Ireland Court Service as the Lord Chancellor may designate to be the Juries Officer for that division and different persons may be designated to be the Juries Officer for the purposes of different provisions of this Order;

  • “the Jurors List” has the meaning given by Article 4(9);

  • “jury service” means service on any jury for the trial of any issue, civil or criminal, joined in and triable by any court in Northern Ireland in which such issues are required to be tried by a jury and on any inquiry to be taken or made by or before any master in the Supreme Court and references to “juror” and “jury” shall be construed accordingly;

  • “officer of the court” means a member of the Northern Ireland Court Service;

  • “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Lord Chancellor under Article 30;

  • “register of electors” means the last published copy of the register referred to in section 9(1)(b) of the [1983 c. 2] Representation of the People Act 1983 (register of local electors);

  • “statutory provision” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954;

  • “talesman” means any juror selected under Article 18.

(3) For the purposes of this Order a person is between two particular ages if he has attained the first but not the second.

(4) For the purposes of this Order section 24 of the [1954 c. 33 (N.I.)] Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (service of documents) shall have effect with the omission of the word “registering” in subsection (1).

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