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Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules Amendment) (Miscellaneous) 2000

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1.—(1) This Act of Adjournal may be cited as the Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules Amendment)(Miscellaneous) 2000 and shall come into force on 7th April 2000.

(2) This Act of Adjournal shall be inserted in the Books of Adjournal.

Amendment of supervised release order Form

2.—(1) Form 20.3 (Form of supervised release order under section 209 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995) prescribed in the Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules) 1996(1) is amended as follows.

(2) In the heading, after “Date of Birth:” there is inserted–

  • Offence(s) of which convicted:

  • Date of offence(s):.

(3) In the first paragraph, “not less than twelve months but” is repealed.

(4) For “Secretary of State” in both places there is substituted “Scottish Ministers”.

Devolution issues

3.—(1) In each of rules 40.2, 40.3 and 40.4 (raising devolution issues) there is inserted (as paragraph (3a), paragraph (5) and paragraph (5) respectively)–

 Where a relevant authority does not become a party to the proceedings at first instance the court may allow him to become a party to any subsequent appeal or reference to a higher court..

Rodger of Earlsferry

Lord Justice General I.P.D.


7th March 2000

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