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Part IIIE+W Miscellaneous and General

45[F1Construction of references in Parts I and II to Court of Appeal and a single judge.]E+W

[F1(1)References in Parts I and II [F2and section 44A] of this Act to the Court of Appeal shall be construed as references to the criminal division of the Court.]

(2)The references in sections 31 [F3, 31A, 44 and 44A] of this Act to a single judge are to any judge of the Court of Appeal or . . . F4 the High Court.

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F6S. 47 repealed by s. 47(7) of this Act and S.I. 1967/1234, Sch. 5

48 Appeal in capital cases.E+W

Schedule 4 to this Act shall have effect so as to modify and supplement certain provisions in Parts I and II of this Act in relation to cases involving sentence of death.

49 Saving for prerogative of mercy.E+W

Nothing in this Act is to be taken as affecting Her Majesty’s prerogative of mercy.

50 Meaning of “sentence”.E+W

[F7(1)In this Act “sentence”, in relation to an offence, includes any order made by a court when dealing with an offender including, in particular—

(a)a hospital order under Part III of the M1Mental Health Act 1983, with or without a restriction order;

(b)an interim hospital order under that Part;

[F8(bb)a hospital direction and a limitation direction under that Part;]

(c)a recommendation for deportation;

(d)a confiscation order under the [F9Drug Trafficking Act 1994] other than one made by the High Court;

(e)a confiscation order under Part VI of the M2Criminal Justice Act 1988;

(f)an order varying a confiscation order of a kind which is included by virtue of paragraph (d) or (e) above;

(g)an order made by the Crown Court varying a confiscation order which was made by the High Court by virtue of [F10section 19 of the Act of 1994]; and

(h)a declaration of relevance under [F11section 31 of the Public Order Act 1986 or under]the M3Football Spectators Act 1989.]

[F12(1A)[F13Section 14 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act] (under which a conviction of an offence for which F14. . . an order for a conditional or absolute discharge is made is deemed not to be a conviction except for certain purposes) shall not prevent an appeal under this Act, whether against conviction or otherwise.]

(2)Any power of the criminal division of the Court of Appeal to pass a sentence includes a power to make a recommendation for deportation in cases where the court from which the appeal lies had power to make such a recommendation.

[F15(3)An order under section 17 of the Access to Justice Act 1999 is not a sentence for the purposes of this Act.]

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F9Words in s. 50(1)(d) substituted (3.2.1995) by 1994 c. 37, ss. 65(1), 69(2), Sch. 1 para. 2

F10Words in s. 50(1)(g) substituted (3.2.1995) by 1994 c. 37, ss. 65(1), 69(2), Sch. 1 para. 2(b)

F11Words in s. 50(1)(h) inserted (27.9.1999) by ss. 7(2)(b), 12(2) (with s. 12(3))

F13Words in s. 50(1A) substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165, 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 30

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C1S. 50(1) modified (1.10.1997 for specified purposes otherwise 1.12.1999) by 1997 c. 43, ss. 55(2), 57(2), Sch. 4 para. 6(1); S.I. 1997/2200, art. 2(1)(m) and S.I. 1999/3096, art. 2(d)

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51 Interpretation.E+W

(1)In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires—

  • appeal”, where used in Part I or II of this Act, means appeal under that Part, and “appellant” has a corresponding meaning and in Part I includes a person who has given notice of application for leave to appeal;

  • the court of trial”, in relation to an appeal, means the court from which the appeal lies;

  • “the defendant”, in Part II of this Act, means, in relation to an appeal, the person who was the appellant before the criminal division of the Court of Appeal, and references to the prosecutor shall be construed accordingly;

  • [F16duly approved”, in relation to a registered medical practitioner, means approved for the purposes of section 12 of the Mental Health Act 1983 by the Secretary of State as having special experience in the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorder;]

  • [F17the judge of the court of trial” means, where the Crown Court comprises justices of the peace, the judge presiding;]

  • [F18registered medical practitioner” means a fully registered person within the meaning of the Medical Act 1983;]

  • under disability” has the meaning assigned to it by section 4 of the M4Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964 (unfitness to plead); and

  • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F19

(2)Any expression used in this Act which is defined in [F20section 145(1) [F21and (1AA)]of the Mental Health Act 1983] has the same meaning in this Act as in that Act.

[F22(2A)Subsections (2) and (3) of section 54 of the Mental Health Act 1983 shall have effect with respect to proof of the appellant’s mental condition for the purposes of section 6, 14 or 14A of this Act as they have effect with respect to proof of an offender’s mental condition for the purposes of section 37(2)(a) of that Act.]

(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F23

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F19Definition of “recommendation for deportation” repealed by Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77), Sch. 6

F21Words in s. 51(2) inserted (1.4.2000) S.I. 2000/90, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 Pt. I para. 1 (with art. 2(5))

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52 Consequential amendment of enactments. E+W

(1)The enactments specified in Part I of Schedule 5 to this Act shall be amended as shown in that Schedule.

(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F24

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C2The text of s. 52, Sch. 5, is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and, except as specified, does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

53 Transitional provisions.E+W

The transitional provisions contained in Schedule 6 to this Act shall have effect.

54 Repeals. E+W

The enactments specified in the second column of Schedule 7 to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

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C3The text of s. 54, Sch. 7 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

55 Short title, commencement and extent.E+W

(1)This Act may be cited as the Criminal Appeal Act 1968.

(2)This Act shall come into force on the day appointed under section 106(5) of the M5Criminal Justice Act 1967 for the coming into force of section 98 of that Act.

(3)So much of Schedule 5 to this Act as amends the M6Geneva Conventions Act 1957 shall extend to Scotland and Northern Ireland and the repeal by this Act of section 2(2) of the M7Administration of Justice Act 1960 shall extend to Northern Ireland; but except as aforesaid this Act shll not extend to Scotland or Northern Ireland.

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C41.9.1968 appointed by S.I. 1968/325, art. 1

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