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Courts Act 1971

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34(1)The words " the Crown Court" shall be substituted for

quarter sessionsor " a court of quarter sessions " in the following provisions of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1952, that is sections 19(4), 25(5), 28(1), 29, 86, 89 and 122(1)(c), and paragraph 7 of Schedule 2.

(2)In section 1 of the said Act (issue of summons or warrant of arrest at beginning of proceedings) at the end of subsection (2)(d) add ", or

(e)if the offence was committed outside England and Wales and, where it is an offence exclusively punishable on summary conviction, if a magistrates' court for the county or borough would have jurisdiction to try the offence if the offender were before them ".

(3)In sections 72A and 72B of the said Act for " a court of assize or quarter sessions " substitute

the Crown Court.

(4)In section 85 of the said Act (abandonment of appeal)—

(a)subsection (1) (which is superseded by the provisions of this Act authorising the making of Crown Court rules) shall cease to have effect;

(b)after subsection (2) insert:—

(2A)In this section " appeal " means an appeal from a magistrates' court to the Crown Court, and the reference to a notice to abandon an appeal is a reference to a notice shown to the satisfaction of the magistrates' court to have been given in accordance with Crown Court rules.

(5)In section 122(1) of the said Act for the words " clerks of assize and clerks of the peace" substitute

officers of the Crown Court.

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