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Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules Amendment) (Miscellaneous) 2010

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This Act of Adjournal makes various amendments to the Criminal Procedure Rules 1996.

Paragraph 2 amends Rule 13.1 by increasing the minimum number of names that are to be on a jury list from 30 to 40.

Paragraph 3 amends Rule 14.1 and inserts new Rule 14.1A providing that the minimum number of jurors that must be present for the balloting of the jury to be 30.

Paragraph 4 inserts new Rule 15.16A making provision for the copying of transcripts to all relevant parties when they have been obtained in connection with appeals against conviction in solemn proceedings.

Paragraph 5 amends Rule 19.1A to extend the circumstances in which the Clerk of Justiciary can alter the place where the case is to be heard.

Paragraph 6 makes minor amendments to Rule 27A.1 and Form 27A (recovery of documents: appeals against decision of sheriff).

Paragraph 7 inserts Chapter 55 into the Rules making provision for applying for a recovery order under section 27K(3) of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.

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