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Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules Amendment) (Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004) 2006

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Amendment of the Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules) 1996

2.—(1) The Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules) 1996(1) shall be amended in accordance with the following sub-paragraphs.

(2) Nothing in this Act of Adjournal shall affect any–

(a)summary proceedings; or

(b)solemn proceedings–

(i)which commenced before 1st April 2006; or

(ii)which commenced after 1st April 2006 where there is no vulnerable witness within the meaning of section 271(1)(b) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995(2),

with proceedings being taken to have commenced when a report of a case has been received by the procurator fiscal.

(3) The following rules of the Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules) 1996 shall apply in solemn proceedings which commence after 1st April 2006 and in which there is a vulnerable witness within the meaning of section 271(1)(b) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995:–

(a)rule 22.4(3)(review of arrangements for vulnerable witnesses);

(b)rule 22.5 (procedure for review);

(c)rule 22.6 (intimation of order);

(d)rule 22.8 (application for prohibition of personal conduct of defence);

(e)rule 22.9 (transfer of cases);

(f)rule 22.10 (evidence in chief in form of prior statement);

(g)rule 22.11 (appointment of commissioner);

(h)rule 22.12 (commission);

(i)rule 22.13 (video recording of commission);

(j)rule 22.14 (custody of video recording and documents).

(4) After rule 22.1 (child witness notice)(4) there shall be inserted the following:–

Vulnerable witness application

22.1A.  —An application under section 271C(2) of the Act of 1995(5) (vulnerable witness application) shall be in Form 22.1A and shall be lodged with the clerk of court..

(5) For rule 22.2(6) (procedure on lodging child witness notice) there shall be substituted the following:–

Procedure on lodging child witness notice or vulnerable witness application

22.2.(1) On receipt of a notice under rule 22.1 (child witness notice) or application under rule 22.1A (vulnerable witness application) the clerk of court shall–

(a)endorse on the notice or application, as the case may be, the time and date on which it was received; and

(b)place the notice or application, as the case may be, before a judge in chambers.

(2) The party that lodges the child witness notice or vulnerable witness application, as the case may be, shall lodge a certificate of intimation with the clerk of court–

(a)within 7 days after lodging the notice or application, as the case may be; or

(b)at least 2 days before any first diet or preliminary hearing,

whichever is the earlier..

(6) After rule 22.3(7) (intimation of an order under section 271A(8)) there shall be inserted the following:–

Intimation of an order under section 271C

22.3A.(1) An order–

(a)under section 271C(5)(a) of the Act of 1995 authorising the use of a special measure;

(b)appointing a vulnerable witness application to be disposed of–

(i)under section 271C(5A)(a)(9) of that Act, at a preliminary hearing; or

(ii)under section 271C(5A)(b) of that Act at a first diet;

(c)under section 271C(5A)(c) of that Act, appointing a diet to be held before the trial diet; or

(d)under section 271C(7) of that Act (order in relation to special measure after hearing),

may be signed by the clerk of court.

(2) An order mentioned in paragraph (1) shall be intimated by the clerk of court to all parties, unless the party was present at the hearing at which the order was made and, in the case of an order under paragraph (1)(b) or (c), to the governor of any institution in which the accused is detained..

(7) In the appendix after Form 22.1(10) there shall be inserted the form set out in the Schedule to this Act of Adjournal.

(1)

S.I. 1996/513, last amended by S.S.I. 2005/574.

(2)

Section 271 was inserted by section 1(1) of the Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 3).

(3)

Rules 22.4 to 22.10 were inserted by S.S.I. 2005/188; Rules 22.11 to 22.15 were inserted by S.S.I 2005/574.

(4)

Rule 22.1 was inserted by S.S.I. 2005/188.

(5)

Section 271C was inserted by section 1(1) of the Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 3).

(6)

Rule 22.2 was inserted by S.S.I. 2005/188.

(7)

Rule 22.3 was inserted by S.S.I. 2005/188.

(8)

Section 271A was inserted by section 1(1) of the Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 3).

(9)

Section 271C was amended by paragraph 44 of the Schedule to the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 5).

(10)

Form 22.1 was inserted by S.S.I. 2005/188.

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