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County Court (Blood Tests) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2002

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1.—(1) These Rules may be cited as the County Court (Blood Tests) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2002.

(2) In these Rules “the 1978 Rules” means the County Court (Blood Tests) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1978(1) and a reference to a Form by number alone is a reference to the Form so numbered in the Schedule to those Rules.

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2.  In the 1978 Rules –

(a)for the words “blood samples”, wherever they appear, substitute the words “bodily samples”; and

(b)for the words “blood tests”, wherever they appear, substitute the words “scientific tests”.

3.  In Form No. 1 and Form No. 2 –

(a)in the heading for the words “Blood Test” substitute the words “Scientific Test”;

(b)for the words “blood samples”, wherever they appear, substitute the words “bodily samples”; and

(c)for the words “blood tests”, wherever they appear, substitute the words “scientific tests”.

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4.  The amendments made to the 1978 Rules by these Rules shall not apply in respect of proceedings commenced before these Rules come into operation.

We, the undersigned members of the County Court Rules Committee, having by virtue of the powers vested in us in this behalf made the foregoing Rules, do hereby certify the same under our hand and submit them to the Lord Chancellor accordingly.

A. R. Hart

J. J. Curran

H. Keegan

Barry Valentine

Brian F. Walker

James A. Agnew

B. J. Stewart

P. J. Kelly

Brian Kennedy

Dated 13th June 2002.

After consultation with the Lord Chief Justice, I allow these Rules, which shall come into operation on 12th August 2002.

I concur

Irvine of Lairg, C.

Dated 6th July

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