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Courts Act 1971

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43(1)For section 13(5) of the Administration of Justice Act 1964 (committee of magistrates in London) substitute—

(5)There shall be a chairman, a vice-chairman and deputy chairman of the committee of magistrates, and

(a)the chief metropolitan stipendiary magistrate shall be the chairman,

(b)a metropolitan stipendiary magistrate chosen from among the members of the committee by the chief metropolitan stipendiary magistrate shall be vice-chairman, and

(c)a person chosen from amongst themselves by the lay justices who are members of the committee shall be the deputy chairman.

(2)In section 22(2) of the said Act for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute

(a)such number of Circuit judges, appointed by the Crown Court, as may be prescribed by the order.

(3)In section 28(1) of the said Act (prerogative proceedings: indemnities) for the words " a court of quarter sessions " substitute

the Crown Court.

(4)Subsection (2)(a) of the said section 28 shall not apply to proceedings relating to the jurisdiction of the Crown Court.

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