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Courts Act 1971

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Schedule 1Quarter Sessions Jurisdiction Transferred to Crown Court

1There shall be vested in the Crown Court all appellate and other jurisdiction conferred on any court of quarter sessions, or on any committee of a court of quarter sessions, by or under any Act, whether public general or local.

2Subject to the provisions of this Act, and in particular the provisions about magistrates' courts committees and the provisions of paragraph 1 of Schedule 8 to this Act, there shall be vested in the Crown Court all other powers and duties of any court of quarter sessions, or of any committee of a court of quarter sessions.

Schedule 2Holders of Certain Existing Judicial Offices

Part ICertain Office-Holders to be Circuit Judges

1(1)On the appointed day the persons then holding office as—

Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster,

Recorder of London, and

Common Serjeant shall, by virtue of their offices, become Circuit judges.

(2)On the appointed day any person who, immediately before that day, held one of the following judicial offices (being offices to which no further appointments are to be made or which cease by virtue of this Act) shall, by virtue of this paragraph, become a Circuit judge:—

Official Referee to the Supreme Court Recorder of Liverpool Recorder of Manchester Additional Judge of the Central Criminal Court Assistant Judge of the Mayor's and City of London Court County Court Judge Whole-time Chairman or whole-time Deputy Chairman of courts of quarter sessions for Greater London, Cheshire, Durham, Kent and Lancashire.

2(1)Any person who, being appointed Recorder of London after the appointed day, is appointed by Her Majesty to exercise judicial functions shall, by virtue of that appointment, be a Circuit judge.

(2)Any person who after the appointed day is appointed by Her Majesty to be the Common Serjeant shall, by virtue of that appointment, be a Circuit judge.

3(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, section 17 of this Act shall apply to the holder of any judicial office who becomes a Circuit judge as mentioned in this Part of this Schedule as it applies to a Circuit judge appointed under section 16 of this Act.

(2)In the case of any person who becomes a Circuit judge as mentioned in this Part of this Schedule, other than a person who held an office mentioned in paragraph 1(2) above which ceases by virtue of this Act, nothing in section 17 of this Act shall have the effect of depriving him of die office by virtue of which, or by virtue of his appointment to which, he becomes a Circuit judge.

Part IISupplementary Provisions with Respect to Certain Judicial Officers

4(1)If and so long as any holder of the office of Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster is also a Circuit judge (whether by virtue of paragraph 1 above or otherwise), he shall take judicial precedence next after the judges of the High Court.

(2)Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of section 14(1) of the Administration of Justice Act 1928, paragraph (d) of that subsection (terms of appointment of Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster) snail continue to apply in relation to the person who is the holder of that office on the appointed day (but not in relation to any subsequent holder of that office) and shall on and after that day apply in relation to him not only in his capacity as Vice-Chancellor but also in his capacity as a Circuit judge ; and accordingly, and without, prejudice to paragraph 3(2) above, section 17(4) of this Act shall not apply in relation to that person.

(3)Without prejudice to paragraph 8 below, the Lord Chancellor, with the consent of the Minister for the Civil Service, may make such arrangements as seem to him to be appropriate to secure that the superannuation benefits payable to or in respect of the person who, on the appointed day, holds office as Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster are not less favourable than those which he enjoyed immediately before the appointed day; and any such arrangements may provide for the cost of those benefits to be defrayed in part by the Duchy of Lancaster.

(4)Rules under section 39A of the Superannuation Act 1965 (provision for superannuation benefits payable to or in respect of persons employed in two or more judicial offices of specified descriptions) may make provision with respect to the superannuation benefits payable to or in respect of any person who, immediately before the appointed day, held office as registrar or assistant registrar of the Lancaster Palatine Court, as if his office were included in those specified in paragraphs (a) to (i) of subsection (3) of that section.

5Nothing in section 16, section 18(1) or section 19 of this Act shall apply to the manner of appointment or remuneration of, or the pensions and other benefits payable to or in respect of, any person holding office as Recorder of London or Common Serjeant and accordingly those matters shall continue to be provided for as mentioned in Parts II and III of the City of London (Courts) Act 1964.

6After the appointed day no person shall be appointed an additional judge of the Central Criminal Court under section 13 of the City of London (Courts) Act 1964, but section 7 of that Act (remuneration and pensions of additional judges and holders of certain other judicial offices) shall continue on and after the appointed day to apply in relation to any person who, immediately before that day, held office as such an additional judge, notwithstanding that he becomes a Circuit judge, and accordingly sections 18(1) and 19 of this Act shall not apply in relation to any such person.

7On the appointed day section 14 of the City of London (Courts) Act 1964 (appointment and removal of the assistant judge of the Mayor's and City of London Court) shall cease to have effect, but so much of section 18(3) of that Act as provides for the payment of the remuneration of, and any pension or other benefits payable to or in respect of, the assistant judge shall continue on and after the appointed day to apply to the person who immediately before that day held office as the assistant judge of the Mayor's and City of London Court, and accordingly sections 18(1) and 19 of this Act shall not apply in relation to that person.

8Notwithstanding anything in sections 17 to 19 of this Act, the Lord Chancellor shall make such arrangements as seem to him to be appropriate to secure that, in the case of any person who becomes a Circuit judge as mentioned in paragraph 1 above and whose salary as such is charged on and paid out of the Consolidated Fund, so long as he continues to serve as a Circuit judge his remuneration and the other terms and conditions of his service are not less favourable than those which he enjoyed immediately before the appointed day.

9(1)Subject to the preceding provisions of this Part of this Schedule, for the purpose of determining—

(a)the annual pension payable to a Circuit judge under section 19 of this Act, or

(b)any such derivative benefit payable to or in respect of him as is referred to in subsection (5) of that section,

service before the day appointed for the purposes of section 16 of this Act in any of the judicial offices specified in paragraph 1(2) above, and service (before 1st April 1965) as a salaried chairman or deputy chairman of the court of quarter sessions for the county of London or of Middlesex, shall be treated as service as a Circuit judge.

(2)Subject to sub-paragraph (3) below, in any case where—

(a)any such pension or derivative benefit as is referred to in sub-paragraph (1) above becomes payable to or in respect of any person ; and

(b)the period of that person's service which falls to be taken into account in determining the amount of that pension or benefit includes, by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above, service in any judicial office specified in paragraph 1(2) above,

rules made by the Lord Chancellor with the consent of the Minister for the Civil Service may make provision for the payment of contributions towards the cost of the superannuation benefits payable to or in respect of that person by any authority which, before the appointed day, was responsible, directly or indirectly, for meeting the whole or any part of the cost of the superannuation benefits payable to or in respect of former holders of that office.

(3)Rules made under sub-paragraph (2) above shall not require the payment of any contribution in the case of a person who serves at least fifteen completed years as a Circuit judge, disregarding any period of service taken into account by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above.

(4)The power to make rules under sub-paragraph (2) above shall be exercisable by statutory instrument, and any statutory instrument containing any such rules shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

Schedule 3Premises Formerly Used for Business of Abolished Courts

Right of use for Supreme Court and county, courts

1(1)This paragraph has effect—

(a)as respects any premises which were, up to the appointed day, being used to any extent for business of the abolished courts, and

(b)as respects the local authority who were providing the accommodation for the abolished courts,

and has effect in particular to ensure that court proceedings, including proceedings in cases in the course of hearing on the appointed day, can be conducted without any interruption or interference in the transition from the jurisdiction of the abolished courts to the jurisdiction conferred by this Act.

(2)On and after the appointed day it shall be the duty of the authority, up to the extent to which the premises were being used for business of the abolished courts, to make the premises available for Supreme Court or county court business, together with all the fittings, and all furniture, office and other equipment and other chattels previously made available for business of the abolished courts.

(3)If the premises, or any larger premises of which they form part, consist of or comprise a courtroom used or available for use as a magistrates' court (whether or not it has also been used for business of the abolished courts), and at any time the Lord Chancellor so directs, it shall be the duty of the authority to make the courtroom available for Supreme Court or county court business to the exclusion of all other business, or to such extent as the Lord Chancellor may direct. A direction under this sub-paragraph may also apply to all other parts of the building used or available for use for the sitting or other business of the magistrates' court, together with all the fittings, and all furniture, office and other equipment and other chattels, in the courtroom or elsewhere, previously available for business of the magistrates' court.

(4)Before giving a direction under sub-paragraph (3) above the Lord Chancellor shall consult the Secretary of State, the local authority and any magistrates' courts committee concerned.

(5)Where under the preceding provisions of this paragraph the authority are to make any premises available, it shall be their duty to heat, light, clean and maintain them.

(6)The appropriate Minister shall pay to the authority—

(a)the reasonable and necessary charges for heating, lighting and cleaning premises made available under this paragraph, and a fair contribution to the cost of any custodial services, and

(b)a fair contribution in respect of the maintenance and repair of the building, and

(c)where the authority pay rent for the premises, a con tribution amounting to a fair proportion of the rent, and

(d)where the Lord Chancellor gives a direction under sub-paragraph (3) above, such compensation for any costs of removal and costs of initial adaptation of any alternative accommodation incurred by the authority, as is reasonable in the circumstances,

and if and so far as greater use is made of any premises for Supreme Court and county court business as compared with their use for business of the abolished courts, the appropriate Minister shall make such payment to the authority by way of rent as is reasonable having regard both to the rent which the authority have to pay for alternative accommodation, and to the rent which would be commanded by the accommodation (whether the use was at all times or part-time only) which the authority have had to surrender.

(7)Where under the preceding provisions of this paragraph the authority are to make available any fittings, or furniture, office or other equipment or other chattels—

(a)it shall be their duty to keep them in order and repair and to clean them ;

(b)the appropriate Minister shall pay their reasonable and necessary charges under paragraph (a) above;

(c)if and so far as greater use is made of any such fittings or chattels for Supreme Court and county court business as compared with their use for business of the abolished courts, the appropriate Minister shall make such payment to the authority by way of hire payments as is reasonable, but not so as to make any payment in respect of anything taken into account in paying rent under sub-paragraph (6) above.

(8)The appropriate Minister shall also make such payment, if any, as is authorised by paragraph 4 below.

(9)The obligations imposed by this paragraph on any local authority shall terminate on the expiration of a period of ten years beginning with the appointed day, or, in the case of any particular premises, at such earlier time as may be agreed by the Lord Chancellor and the local authority subject to those obligations as respects the premises.

(10)Where sub-paragraph (1)(b) above applies to two or more local authorities, the obligations imposed by this paragraph shall be shared among them in a way corresponding to that in which they provided for the abolished courts, and, where a direction is given under sub-paragraph (3) above, for any magistrates' court.

Premises acquired by Secretary of State

2(1)Before any premises used for the business of the abolished courts are purchased by the Secretary of State, the Lord Chancellor shall consult any magistrates' courts committee concerned.

(2)A local authority owning any premises used for the business of the abolished courts shall have power to sell, lease or otherwise dispose of the premises to the Secretary of State, notwithstanding that they are subject to any trust, or have been dedicated to the public.

(3)Sub-paragraph (2) above shall not be construed as authorising the extinction or curtailment of any public right of way over any part of premises so acquired.

(4)It is hereby declared that any responsibility of a local authority to provide a court room or other accommodation for any magistrates' court remains unaffected by the acquisition, whether by agreement or compulsorily, by the Secretary of State of any premises used for any such purpose, and accordingly where the Secretary of State acquires any premises the power of the Secretary of State to make the premises available for continued use, to any extent, by a magistrates' court does not affect the local authority's responsibility, or absolve them from the duty to pay a proper rent for the accommodation, on such terms and subject to such conditions as may be agreed.

Compulsory purchase

3(1)This paragraph has effect where—

(a)the Secretary of State, not later than the expiration of a period of three years beginning with the appointed day, gives notice in writing to a local authority of his intention to acquire from that local authority (by compulsory purchase or otherwise) any premises which, up to the appointed day, were being wholly or mainly used for business of the abolished courts or other court purposes, and

(b)the Secretary of State, within the period of ten years beginning with the appointed day, makes a compulsory purchase order authorising the acquisition by him of, or of an interest or estate in, those premises or any part of them.

(2)If the Lord Chancellor is satisfied that the whole of the land comprised in the compulsory purchase order was, up to the appointed day, exclusively used for business of the abolished courts, and so certifies, paragraph 9 of Schedule 1 to the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) Act 1946 (special parliamentary procedure) shall not apply to the order.

(3)The compulsory purchase order may be framed so as also to apply to all or any fittings, furniture, equipment and other chattels in, or usually kept or used in, so much of the premises as was, up to the appointed day, being used for business of the abolished courts, or for the business of a magistrates' court, and all the provisions of the said Act of 1946, of the Land Compensation Act 1961 and of the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 shall have effect accordingly, and subject to any necessary modifications.

(4)If the whole of the land comprised in the compulsory purchase order was, up to the appointed day, exclusively used for business of the abolished courts.—

(a)no compensation shall be payable in respect of the interest or estate of the local authority in the land, but without prejudice to any right to compensation for severance or other injurious affection in respect of any land not acquired, and

(b)no compensation shall be payable in respect of the interest of the local authority in any chattels to which the compulsory purchase order applies by virtue of sub-paragraph (3) above.

(5)Where sub-paragraph (4) above does not apply, the compensation otherwise payable shall be reduced by such amount as will, on a just assessment, secure that no compensation is payable in respect of the land or any chattels to the extent that the land, or any such chattel, was used for business of the abolished courts.

Loan charges

4(1)Where any premises were, up to the appointed day, being used exclusively for business of the abolished courts, the appropriate Minister shall pay to the local authority an amount equal to the interest element in any loan charge paid by the local authority in respect of the premises, being a loan charge falling due in the period in which the premises are made available under paragraph 1 of this Schedule.

(2)If the premises were not exclusively so used, the appropriate Minister shall pay to the local authority such proportion of the amount payable under sub-paragraph (1) above as is just having regard to the extent to which the premises were so used respectively for business of the abolished courts, and for other purposes (and this sub-paragraph shall be applied without regard to any direction under paragraph 1(3) of this Schedule requiring the premises to be made available to an extent greater than that required under paragraph 1(2)).

5(1)Where the Secretary of State acquires from a local authority, whether compulsorily or by agreement, any premises which, up to the appointed day, were being used exclusively for business of the abolished courts, the appropriate Minister shall pay to the authority—

(a)a sum equal to any loan charge paid by the local authority in respect of the premises, being a loan charge falling due in the period from the beginning of April 1970 to the relevant date, together with

(b)the principal sum outstanding at the relevant date, but adjusting the payment so as to prevent any amount being paid to the local authority both under this paragraph and under the last preceding paragraph. In this sub-paragraph " the relevant date" means the date of acquisition or such other date as may be agreed by the appropriate Minister and the local authority.

(2)If the premises were not exclusively so used, the appropriate Minister shall pay to the local authority such proportion of the amount payable under sub-paragraph (1) above as is just having regard to the extent to which the building was so used respectively for business of the abolished courts, and for other purposes.

6(1)For the purposes of this Schedule " loan charge " means any sum due by way of repayment of capital, or payment of interest, in respect of a liability incurred to meet capital expenditure in acquiring, providing, reconstructing or altering the premises in question.

(2)If the Treasury so direct, the provisions of this Schedule about loan charges shall be applied in any case where, in the opinion of the Treasury, the financial arrangements made by a local authority in connection with any capital expenditure are equivalent to the incurring of a capital liability and the discharge of that liability by paying loan charges.

(3)The two last preceding paragraphs, and this paragraph, shall apply in relation to any loan charge in respect of any fittings, or furniture, office or other equipment or other chattels, made available under this Schedule, or acquired by the Secretary of State, as they apply to premises so made available or acquired, but subject to any necessary modifications.

Premises in which more than one local authority are interested

7(1)If a compulsory purchase order authorises acquisition of the interest or estate of more than one local authority, whether or not each of them were using the premises to discharge obligations as respects the abolished courts, the notice under paragraph 3(l)(a) above shall be given to each of them.

(2)Sub-paragraphs (4) and (5) of paragraph 3, and paragraphs 4, 5 and 6 of this Schedule shall not apply to a local authority who, although having an interest or estate in the premises, were not using the premises to discharge any obligation to provide accommodation for the abolished courts. This sub-paragraph is without prejudice to the application of the said provisions to the local authority in relation to any other premises.

(3)If different parts of the premises were used for different abolished courts, sub-paragraph (2) above shall be applied to the different parts of the premises as if the parts were different premises. There shall be made all such apportionments of compensation for compulsory purchase and of loan charges and other sums as are required to give effect to this sub-paragraph, and to take account of ancillary accommodation and of the degree to which it served the respective courts.

Termination of obligation to provide courthouse or sessions-house

8Any obligation imposed on any authority by law or custom to provide an assize courthouse, or a sessions-house for a court of quarter sessions, or a courthouse for any other court abolished by this Act, shall be terminated on the appointed day.

Judges' lodgings

9(1)The duties and responsibilities of sheriffs, and of local authorities, as respects the provision and maintenance of judges' lodgings shall, subject to the provisions of this paragraph, remain in force after the appointed day, and the accommodation provided in discharge of those duties shall be at the disposal of all judges, but subject to such directions, if any, as may be given by the Lord Chancellor.

(2)A sheriff or other authority shall be entitled to be reimbursed out of money provided by Parliament for any expenditure incurred by the authority in the performance of duties in pursuance of this paragraph.

(3)All the said duties and responsibilities shall be terminated at the expiration of a period of three years beginning with the appointed day, or in the cases specified in the following provisions of this paragraph, at an earlier date.

(4)If the Lord Chancellor is satisfied that any particular accommodation will cease to be needed, he may by notice to the sheriff or authority terminate the duties and responsibilities as respects that accommodation on the date specified in the notice.

(5)If any particular accommodation is comprised in premises acquired by the Secretary of State, the duties and responsibilities as respects that accommodation shall terminate at the time of acquisition.

Reference of disputes to Lands Tribunal

10(1)Any dispute between a Minister and a local authority as to whether any, and if so what, amount is payable under this Schedule shall be referred to and determined by the Lands Tribunal.

(2)Where any question of disputed compensation under the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 is referred to the Lands Tribunal, any related question referable under sub-paragraph (1) above shall, so far as practicable, be considered and disposed of by the Lands Tribunal on the same occasion.

Exclusion of premises in City of London

11Nothing in this Schedule applies to any premises in the City of London.

Supplemental

12(1)In this Schedule, unless the context otherwise requires—

the " appropriate Minister " means either the Secretary of State or the Lord Chancellor, and, where a liability to make any payment is imposed on the appropriate Minister, it shall be the liability of either of them, or divided between them, as they may agree with the concurrence of the Treasury,

" business of the abolished courts " means the holding of—

(a)a court of assize or court of quarter sessions, or

(b)any other court abolished by this Act, and any official business in connection with the work of any such court;

" local authority " has the same meaning as in the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) Act 1946,

" Supreme Court and county court business " includes any official business in connection with the work of any such court,

(2)Any reference in this Schedule to use for business of the abolished courts, or for Supreme Court or county court business, includes use for any purpose ancillary to that business, and includes in particular use of a car park by officials and members of the public when attending in connection with any such business, and in determining the extent of use of any premises, account shall be taken of the periods when use is made of the premises, the degree of use of the premises, and the availability of the premises for other purposes when not so used.

(3)In determining for the purposes of this Schedule what use was made of any premises up to the appointed day, account shall primarily be taken of use in the two years ending with the appointed day, but allowing for the periodical or seasonal nature of the sittings of courts of assize or other courts, and where the degree of use is different in the two years, making an estimate of the average use.

(4)If on the appointed day any building is in course of construction which is designed and intended for use, to any extent, for business of the abolished courts, this Schedule shall, except where the context otherwise requires, apply as if it were a completed building being used up to the appointed day for the purposes for which it is intended.

Schedule 4Juries : Consequential and Transitional Provisions

Amendments of Juries Act 1922

1(1)The Juries Act 1922 shall be amended as follows.

(2)In section 1(5) for the words from " to be notified " to the end of the subsection substitute

to be notified to the appropriate officer and to the registration officer, and for authorising the appropriate officer to make the necessary correction in the jurors book.

(3)In section 1(8) (delivery of jurors book to sheriff of the county) for the words from " to the sheriff of the county " to the end of the subsection substitute

to the appropriate officer or officers at such place or places as may from time to time be directed by or on behalf of the Lord Chancellor.

(4)In section 1(11) for the word " sheriff " substitute

any officer appointed by the Lord Chancellor

and for the words from "to the same penalty" to the end of the subsection substitute

on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £50.

(5)In section 6(1)(d) for " the sheriff" substitute

the appropriate officer.

(6)In section 7, before the definition of " prescribed " insert— The expression ' appropriate officer' means such officer as may be designated by or on behalf of the Lord Chancellor for the purposes of this Act, or of the relevant provision of this Act

(7)In section 8(2)(b) for the words from " as a juror" to " at assizes " substitute

as a juror on any jury in the Crown Court, the High Court.

City of London

2(1)The Town Clerk of the City of London shall deliver the jurors book prepared by him, as soon as may be after it has been prepared, to the appropriate officer or officers at such place or places as may from time to time be directed by or on behalf of the Lord Chancellor.

(2)Subject to sub-paragraph (1) above, nothing in this Act shall alter or affect the preparation of jury lists or the jurors book in the City of London.

(3)In section 50 of the Juries Act 1825 for the words from " Provided always " to " said city " (where it first occurs) substitute

No person shall be included in jury lists for the city of London.

Challenge of jurymen

3(1)The transfer of responsibility for summoning jurors to officers appointed by the Lord Chancellor shall not affect the right of challenge to the array, that is to say the right of challenge on the ground that the person responsible for summoning the jurors in question is biased or has acted improperly.

(2)In section 27 of the Juries Act 1825 for the words " any of the courts herein-before mentioned " substitute

the Crown Court or the High Court or a county court,

and in section 29 of that Act for those words substitute

the Crown Court.

Venire de novo

4A writ or order of venire de novo shall no longer be addressed to the sheriff and shall be in such form as the court considers appropriate.

View by jurors

5Crown Court rules, and rules of court for civil cases, may make provision as respects views by jurors, and the places to which a juror may be called on to go to view shall not be restricted to any particular county or other area.

Consequential amendment of local Acts

6The Lord Chancellor may by order contained in a statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution in either House of Parliament make such amendments or repeals of any provision of any local Act as appears to him necessary or expedient in consequence of the provisions of this Act about trial by jury, juries and jurors.

Transitional

7(1)The Lord Chancellor may by order contained in a statutory instrument make such provision as appears to him necessary or expedient for the transition to the provisions of this Act about trial by jury, juries and jurors from the enactments and rules of law replaced by those provisions, and may in particular by such an order provide for transitory modifications or adaptations of those provisions of this Act, or of the law which those provisions replace.

(2)Without prejudice to sub-paragraph (1) above, on the repeal of sections 40 and 41 of the Juries Act 1825 by this Act every sheriff or other officer holding a register or list prepared under those sections of persons who have served as jurors in the preceding three years shall transmit those registers or lists to the appropriate officer at such place or places as the Lord Chancellor may direct.

(3)A statutory instrument made under this paragraph shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

Schedule 5Transitional Provisions consequential on Merger or Abolition of certain Courts

Part IThe Palatine Courts

Interpretation

1In this Part of this Schedule—

  • "the Palatine Court" means the Lancaster Palatine Court or the Durham Palatine Court, as the case may require ; and

  • " the relevant date in relation to the Palatine Court, means the date on which it ceases to exercise any jurisdiction by virtue of section 41(1) of this Act.

Pending Proceedings

2(1)Subject to any provision made (whether before or after the relevant date) by Rules of the Supreme Court.—

(a)any proceedings which had been begun in the Palatine Court before the relevant date may be continued on and after that date in the High Court as if they had been begun in the High Court; and

(b)anything done in accordance with the rules applicable to proceedings in the Palatine Court shall be treated as having been done in accordance with the rules applicable to corresponding proceedings in the High Court.

(2)Any act, judgment or order of the Palatine Court in any proceedings shall have the like effect, and further proceedings may be taken in respect of it, as if it were an act, judgment or order of the High Court.

Fees

3(1)All fees and other payments which, having become due ill the Lancaster Palatine Court in accordance with any order made under the Chancery of Lancaster Acts 1850 to 1961, had not been paid before the relevant date, shall on and after that date become due to the Duchy of Lancaster, and all money which immediately before that date stood to the credit of, or was awaiting payment into any of the Fee Fund Accounts of the Lancaster Palatine Court shall on that date vest in the Duchy.

(2)Any money due to the Duchy of Lancaster by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above shall be recoverable as if it were due to the Duchy under an order of the High Court; and all sums received by the Duchy by virtue of that sub-paragraph shall form part of the revenue of the Duchy.

(3)All fees and similar payments which, having become due in the Durham Palatine Court, had not been paid before the relevant date shall on and after that date become due to the registrar of the Durham district registry of the High Court as fees in the High Court, and all money received as fees or similar payments in the Durham Palatine Court and held immediately before the relevant date by the registrar of the Durham district registry of the High Court in his capacity as Registrar of the Durham Palatine Court shall be dealt with by him, on and after that date, as High Court fees received by him in his capacity as a district registrar.

Funds in court

4(1)On the relevant date all investments and money which, immediately before that date, constituted the funds in court in the Palatine Court shall, by virtue of this Act and without any transfer or assignment, be vested in the Accountant General of the Supreme Court as funds in the Supreme Court.

(2)In dealing with any investments and money vested in him by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above, the Accountant General of the Supreme Court shall comply with any directions which the Lord Chancellor may consider it expedient to give to him with a view to securing the transition of the administration of the funds in court in the Palatine Court to the Supreme Court.

(3)The transfer of any funds under sub-paragraph (1) above shall not affect the right of any person in or to any of those funds, and any such right may be enforced on and after the appointed day as if it had always been a right in respect of funds in the Supreme Court.

(4)On the relevant date there shall be vested in the Accountant General of the Supreme Court any outstanding liabilities of the Lancaster Palatine Court in respect of sums which at one time formed part of the funds in court in the Lancaster Palantine Court but which ceased to do so at some time prior to that date ; and any amounts required to meet any such liabilities shall be paid out of the Consolidated Fund to the Accountant General.

(5)On the relevant date section 52 of the Administration of Justice Act 1956 (provision for transfer to charities and ecclesiastical corporations of certain funds in the Lancaster Palatine Court) shall cease to have effect and any funds which, immediately before that date, might have been dealt with under that section may, on and after that date, be dealt with under section 15 of the Administration of Justice Act 1928 (corresponding provision for transfer of funds in the Supreme Court).

Court Records

5All records of the Palatine Court shall on and after the relevant date be deemed to be records of the Supreme Court and shall be dealt with accordingly under the Public Records Act 1958.

Part IIMayor's and City of London Court

Interpretation

6In this Part of this Schedule—

  • "the City Court" means the Mayor's and City of London Court;

  • "the county court" means the county court for the City of London established by virtue of section 42(2) of this Act;

  • " the relevant date " means the date on which the City Court is abolished.

Pending proceedings

7(1)Any proceedings which had been begun in the City Court before the relevant date may be continued on and after that date in the county court, whether or not the proceedings could have been begun in a county court.

(2)Where, by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above, proceedings which would not otherwise be within the jurisdiction of a county court are continued in the county court.—

(a)the county court shall have the like jurisdiction in respect of the proceedings as if it were the City Court and as if section 42(1) of this Act had not been enacted; and

(b)notwithstanding the repeals effected by this Act, section 19(2) of the City of London (Courts) Act 1964 (procedure for non-county court cases) shall apply to the proceedings with the modification that for any reference in the enactment or rules referred to in that section to the City Court there shall be substituted a reference to the county court, and section 15 of the Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1938 (appeals from the City Court) shall apply accordingly.

(3)Notwithstanding anything in this Act, the provisions of any enactment or rule of law applicable immediately before the relevant date to any act, judgment or order of the City Court shall continue to apply thereto on and after the relevant date, but anything required on or after the relevant date to be done by or to the City Court or any officer thereof, under or by virtue of any such enactment or rule of law, shall be treated as validly done if done by or to the county court. '

Outstanding fees

8All fees and similar payments which, having become due in the City Court, had not been paid before the relevant date shall become due on and after the relevant date to the Common Council of the City of London and shall be recoverable as if they were due to the Common Council under an order of the High Court.

Funds in court

9(1)On the relevant date all investments and money which immediately before that date constituted the funds in court in the City Court shall, by virtue of this Act and without any transfer- or assignment, be vested, subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, in the registrar of the county court as funds in that court.

(2)So much of the investments and money referred to in sub-paragraph (1) above as, immediately before the relevant date, was held in the joint names of the Chamberlain of the City of London and the registrar of the City Court shall, instead of being vested solely in the registrar of the county court in accordance with that sub-paragraph, be vested, by virtue of this Act and without any transfer or assignment, jointly in the registrar of the county court and the Accountant-General of the Supreme Court.

Part IIIOther Local Courts

Interpretation

10In this Part of this Schedule—

  • " the local courts " means the courts abolished by section 43(1) of this Act and "local court" means any one of those courts ;

  • " the relevant date " in relation to a local court means the date on which it is abolished ; and

  • " the county court", in relation to a local court, means the county court for the district in which the local court is situated.

Pending proceedings

11(1)Subject to any provision made (whether before or after the relevant date) by county court rules:—

(a)any proceedings which had been begun in a local court before the relevant date may be continued on and after that date in the county court, whether or not the proceedings could have been begun in that or any other county court; and

(b)anything done in accordance with the rules applicable to proceedings in the local court shall be treated as having been done in accordance with the rules applicable to corresponding proceedings in the county court.

(2)Any act, judgment or order of a local court in any proceedings shall have the like effect, and further proceedings may be taken in respect of it, as if it were an act, judgment or order of the county court.

(3)Where, by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above, any proceedings are continued in a county court which could not have been begun in that or any other county court, the court shall have jurisdiction to deal with the proceedings in the like manner as the local court would have had if it had not been abolished.

Fees

12(1)All fees and similar payments which, having become due in a local court, had not been paid before the relevant date shall on and after that date become due to the appropriate local authority, and all sums which immediately before that date stood to the credit of, or were awaiting payment into, any account maintained by a local court for the receipt of fees and similar payments shall on that date vest in the appropriate local authority.

(2)All money due to the appropriate local authority by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above shall be recoverable as if it were due to the authority under an order of the High Court.

(3)For the purposes of this paragraph " the appropriate local authority" means—

(a)in relation to the Tolzey Court or the Pie Poudre Court of the City and County of Bristol, the council of the county borough of Bristol;

(b)in relation to the Liverpool Court of Passage, the council of the county borough of Liverpool;

(c)in relation to the Norwich Guildhall Court, the council of the county borough of Norwich ; and

(d)in relation to the Court of Record for the Hundred of Salford, the council of the county borough of Manchester.

Funds in court

13On the relevant date all investments and money which immediately before that date constituted the funds in court in a local court shall, by virtue of this Act and without any transfer or assignment, be vested in the registrar of the county court as funds in that court.

Court records

14All records of the local courts shall on and after the relevant date be deemed to be records of county courts and may be dealt with accordingly under the Public Records Act 1958.

Schedule 6Amendments Relating-to Costs in Criminal Cases etc.

Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1952

1(1)In section 5 of the Costs in Criminal cases Act 1952 (magistrates' courts) a reference to central funds shall be substituted for any reference to local funds.

(2)In each of subsections (3) and (4) of that section the words " and giving evidence " shall be omitted.

(3)After subsection (4) of that section insert the following subsection—

(4A)References in subsections (3) and (4) above to a witness include any person who is a witness to character only and in respect of whom the court certifies that the interests of justice required his attendance, but no sums shall be payable in pursuance of an order made under this section to or in respect of any witness who is a witness to character only and in respect of whom no such certificate is given.

2For sections 7 to 10 of the said Act there shall be substituted the sections set out below.

7(1)In this Act and in any other enactment providing for payment of costs out of central funds " central funds " means money provided by Parliament.

(2)The Secretary of State shall, out of money so provided, pay to the persons charged with the duty of making the payments concerned all sums required to meet payments ordered to be made out of central funds under this Act or any other such enactment as is referred to in subsection (1) above.

8(1)As soon as there has been ascertained the amount due to any person as costs ordered (under this or any other Act) by the Crown Court to be paid out of central funds, the appropriate officer of the Crown Court shall pay the amount so ascertained to that person, or to any person appearing to him to be acting on behalf of that person.

(2)As soon as there has been ascertained the amount due to any person as costs ordered (under this or any other Act) to be paid out of central funds by a Divisional Court, by the Court of Appeal or by the House of Lords.—

(a)the master of the Crown Office, in the case of a Divisional Court, and

(b)the registrar of criminal appeals in the case of the Court of Appeal or the House of Lords,

shall pay the amount so ascertained to that person, or to any person appearing to him to be acting on behalf of that person.

9(1)As soon as there has been ascertained the amount due to any person as costs ordered to be paid out of central funds by a magistrates' court—

(a)dealing summarily with an indictable offence, or

(b)inquiring into an offence as examining justices and determining not to commit the accused for trial,

(c)where an information is not proceeded with, as mentioned in section 52(1) of the Courts Act 1971 the justices' clerk shall pay to that person the amount so ascertained.

(2)As soon as there has been ascertained the amount due to any person as costs ordered to be paid out of central funds by a magistrates' court otherwise than as mentioned in subsection (1) above, the justices' clerk shall—

(a)so far as the amount is due for travelling or personal expenses in respect of that person's attendance, pay to him the amount due forthwith ; and

(b)so far as the amount is not due for such expenses, send a certificate of the amount to the Crown Court, in accordance with arrangements made by the Lord Chancellor.

(3)Where a certificate is sent to the Crown Court under subsection (2) above the appropriate officer of the Crown Court shall pay to the person to whom the certificate relates, or to any person appearing to him to be acting on behalf of that person, the amount certified or any less amount which the Crown Court considers should have been allowed under this Act.

(4)The appropriate officer of the Crown Court shall, when practicable, include the amount payable as costs certified under this section in any order for payment of costs made by that Court.

10(1)Where a court orders the payment of costs by the accused or the prosecutor and also orders the payment of costs out of central funds, the costs, so far as they are payable under both orders, shall be primarily payable out of central funds ; and the court shall give notice to the Secretary of State of the order for the payment of costs by the accused or the prosecutor.

(2)To the extent that any costs are primarily payable out of central funds by an order (under this or any other Act) and have been paid out of those funds, the Secretary of State shall be entitled to be reimbursed out of any money due under any other court order for the payment of those costs, and to take any proceedings for the enforcement of any such other order providing for payment of costs by the prosecutor.

3(1)Section 12 of the Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1952 (regulations about costs) shall be amended as follows.

(2)A reference to central funds shall be substituted for any reference to local funds in the said section 12.

(3)Regulations under the said section 12 may, as respects costs payable out of central funds under any enactment, or as respects other costs payable under the Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1952 or the Criminal Appeal Act 1968, provide a right of appeal from any decision on taxation, or ascertainment of the amount, of the costs, whether to a Taxing Master of the Supreme Court or to any other officer or authority.

4In section 14(4) of the Costs in Criminal Cases Act, 1952 (exclusion of proceedings on appeal to Crown Court) for the words "Except as aforesaid " there shall be substituted the words

Except as otherwise expressly provided.

5In sections 16 and 17 of the said Act a reference to central funds shall be substituted for any reference to local funds.

Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963

6In paragraph 23 of Schedule 1 to the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963 (award of costs of local authority out of local funds) in sub-paragraph (1) for the words " local funds " there shall be substituted the words

central funds.

Licensing Act 1964

7In section 25 of the Licensing Act 1964 (award of costs of licensing justices out of local funds), in subsection (1), for the words " local funds " there shall be substituted the words

central funds.

Criminal Justice Act 1967

8In section 31(2) of the Criminal Justice Act 1967, for the words " section 6 (costs as between parties) " there shall be substituted the words

provisions relating to costs as between parties.

9(1)In section 32 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967, in subsection (2), for the words from the beginning to " said Act of 1966 " there shall be substituted the words

Section 5 of the Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1952 (costs awarded by magistrates' courts out of central funds), section 26 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 (payment of expenses of witnesses in connection with criminal appeals out of central funds), section 33 of the Courts-Martial (Appeals) Act 1968

and after the words " Courts-Martial Appeal Court)" there shall be inserted the words

and section 47 of the Courts Act 1971 (costs awarded by Crown Court out of central funds).

(2)In subsection (4) of that section for the words "Sections 1 and 5 " there shall be substituted the words

Section 5

and after the word " 1952 " there shall be inserted the words

and section 47 of the Courts Act 1971.

10(1)In section 81(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 (costs of legal aid) for paragraphs (b) to (d) there shall be substituted—

(b)in the case Of any proceedings not falling within paragraph (a) above, they shall be paid by the Secretary of State.

(2)Subsections (5), (6) and (7) of the said section 81 shall cease to have effect.

Criminal Appeal Act 1968

11In the Criminal Appeal Act 1968—

(a)in sections 24 to 28 (costs in the Court of Appeal), and

(b)in section 39 (costs in certain appeals to the House of Lords), a reference to central funds shall be substituted for any reference to local funds.

Gaming Act 1968

12In paragraph 30 of Schedule 2 to the Gaming Act 1968 (award of costs of licensing authority out of local funds), in sub-paragraph (2), for the words " local funds " there shall be substituted the words

central funds.

13In paragraph 14 of Schedule 9 to the Gaming Act 1968 (award of costs of local authority or licensing justices out of local funds), in sub-paragraph (2), for the words " local funds " there shall be substituted the words

central funds.

Schedule 7Administrative Functions of Justices

Part IAmendments of Justices of the Peace Act 1949

1In section 16 of the Justices of the Peace Act 1949, paragraph (b) of the proviso to subsection (2), subsection (5) from the words " so however " onwards and subsection (6)(a) shall be omitted.

2(1)In Schedule 4 to that Act, in paragraph 1, in sub-paragraph (1) after the word " composed " there shall be inserted the words

subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, and at the end of sub-paragraph (1) there shall be inserted the following sub-paragraph:—

(2)The magistrates' courts committee for any area may, with his consent, co-opt a judge of the High Court, Circuit judge or Recorder to serve as a member of the committee.

(2)Paragraphs 1(3) and 4 of that Schedule shall be omitted.

3For paragraph 5 of Schedule 4 to that Act there shall be substituted the following paragraph:—

5Where the magistrates for a county are required to meet for the purpose of carrying out any functions under the preceding paragraphs, a meeting shall be convened by the magistrates' courts committee or, if there is no such committee in being or the Secretary of State considers it appropriate, by the Secretary of State.

Part IIAmendments of Prison Act 1952

4(1)In section 6 of the Prison Act 1952, subsection (1) shall be omitted.

(2)In subsection (2) of that section the words " other than a prison mentioned in subsection (1) of this section" shall be omitted.

(3)In subsection (3) of that section the words "visiting committees and" and the words " visiting committee or" shall be omitted.

(4)Subsection (4) of that section shall be omitted.

5In section 43(4) of that Act, in paragraph (a) the words " subsection (1) of section six " shall be omitted and for paragraph (c) there shall be substituted the following paragraph:—

(c)rules made under section 47 of this Act may require the board of visitors appointed for any Borstal institution to consider periodically the character, conduct and prospects of each of the persons detained therein and to report to the Secretary of State on the advisability of his release under supervision.

Part IIIAmendments of Licensing Act 1964

6In section 16(1) of the Licensing Act 1964, in paragraph (c) for the words from " court of quarter sessions " to the end of the paragraph there shall be substituted the words

justices for the county which is or includes that licensing district appointed by the licensing justices for that district, or as the case may be for each licensing district in the county, in accordance with arrangements made by the magistrates' courts committee for that county or for any area which includes that county.

7In section 38(e) of that Act the words " for the constitution, where requisite, of committees of quarter sessions as standing committees, and " shall be omitted.

8(1)In Schedule 3 to that Act, in paragraph 1(1), for the words " made by quarter sessions with the approval of " there shall be substituted the words

made by the magistrates' courts committee for the county and approved by.

(2)For sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 1 of that Schedule there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraphs:—

(2)Where there is more than one licensing district in the county the rules made under sub-paragraph (1) above shall secure that the licensing justices for each licensing district appoint one or more of their number, according as the rules provide, to be members of the compensation committee.

(3)Where a magistrates' courts committee is constituted for an area which extends beyond a county, any reference in this Schedule to the magistrates' courts committee for the county is a reference to the magistrates' courts committee for the area which includes the county.

(3)In paragraph 2 of that Schedule for the words " Quarter sessions " there shall be substituted the words

The magistrates' courts committee for a county.

(4)For paragraph 3 of that Schedule there shall be substituted the following paragraph:—

3If they consider it appropriate to do so, the magistrates' courts committee for. a county may make provision for the appointment of different compensation committees for different parts of the county, and where they do so each of the different parts shall be treated as a separate county for the purposes of appointment to and the execution of the functions of county compensation committees.

(5)In paragraph 4 of that Schedule for the words " Quarter sessions " in the first place where they occur there shall be substituted the words

Without prejudice to paragraph 3 above, the magistrates' courts committee for a county

and for the words " having the same quarter sessions " there shall be substituted the words

for which the same magistrates' courts committee acts.

9(1)In paragraph 12 of Schedule 11 to that Act, in sub-paragraph (b), for the words from " by the court " to the end of the sub-paragraph there shall be substituted the words

by the justices for the inner London commission area in accordance with arrangements made by the committee of magistrates for the inner London area.

(2)In paragraph 13(1) of that Schedule for the words " court of quarter sessions for the county of London " there shall be substituted the words

the committee of magistrates for the Inner London area.

(3)In paragraph 14 of that Schedule the words from the beginning to " be " shall be omitted and at the end of the paragraph there shall be added the words

shall be such person as the committee may appoint.

Schedule 8Amendments of other Acts

Part IGeneral

Administrative functions of quarter sessions and clerks of the peace

1(1)Any function of courts of quarter sessions, or of committees of quarter sessions, which relates—

(a)to the deposit of plans or documents, other than those relating to judicial business, or

(b)to the keeping of records other than those relating to judicial business, or

(c)to any other matter which is not of a judicial nature, shall be transferred to the local authorities for the areas to which those matters relate.

(2)Any function of clerks of the peace, or deputy clerks of the peace, relating to any of the matters mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) above shall be transferred to the clerks of the local authorities for the areas to which those matters relate

(3)The preceding provisions of this paragraph are without prejudice to—

(a)sections 3 and 31 of the Local Government Act 1888 (which transferred certain quarter sessions functions to councils of counties or county boroughs), and

(b)section 101 of the Local Government Act 1933 (which transferred certain functions of clerks of the peace to clerks of county councils).

(4)References in this paragraph to local authorities—

(a)do not include the Greater London Council,

(b)include county councils, but not any authority for a part of a county:

Provided that as respects matters in the Isles of Scilly the Council of the Isles of Scilly shall be the local authority.

(5)So far as any matter referred to in this paragraph relates to the Inner Temple or the Middle Temple, references in this paragraph to local authorities, or to clerks of local authorities, are references to the Sub-Treasurer of the Inner Temple or, as the case may be, the Under-Treasurer of the Middle Temple.

General rules of construction

2(1)In any enactment or other instrument for any reference or expression in the first column of the Table below there shall be substituted the relevant reference or expression in the second column of the Table.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) above applies to Acts or instruments passed or made before the appointed day or later.

(3)The preceding provisions of this paragraph apply subject to the provisions of this Act, and only except where the context otherwise requires, and in particular do not apply in relation to a sentence imposed, or other thing done, by a court before the appointed day. Table

ReferenceSubstituted reference
1. Court of gaol delivery or of oyer and terminer.The Crown Court.
2. Court of assize, or assizes, where the context does not relate to civil jurisdiction.The Crown Court.
3. Court of assize, or assizes, where the context relates either to criminal or civil jurisdiction, or relates exclusively to civil jurisdiction.The Crown Court or the High Court, or as the case may be the High Court and not the Crown Court.

4. Court of quarter sessions, or committee of a court of quarter sessions, except in relation to functions transferred to some authority other than the Crown Court.

This paragraph applies to references to courts of quarter sessions, however expressed, and applies in particular to any reference to " the next court of quarter sessions", or to the quarter sessions for any particular area, or to any sessions which, by section 13(14) of the , Interpretation Act 1889, were included in the expression " court of quarter sessions ".

The Crown Court.
5. Judge or commissioner of assize, or judge acting during assizes.The Crown Court or the High Court, or both, according as the reference is to criminal jurisdiction, or civil jurisdiction, or to both.
6. Chairman or deputy chairman of quarter sessions.The Crown Court.
7. Recorder, or deputy, assistant or temporary recorder, of a borough (but not the Recorder of London).

(a) Where the context implies a reference to jurisdiction of the Crown Court, the Crown Court.

(b) Where the context implies a reference to any judicial function not related to a court of quarter sessions (or the Crown Court) such Circuit judge or Recorder as the Lord Chancellor may nominate for the purpose.

(c) In any other case, such local authority, member of a local authority or officer of a local authority as the Lord Chancellor may nominate.

8. County court judgeA judge assigned to a county court district, or acting as a judge so assigned.
9. The judge or chairman of the court where the court is the Crown Court and comprises justices of the peace and the reference was applicable before the appointed day to county quarter sessions and meant the chairman or acting chairman of the bench.The judge presiding in the Crown Court proceedings.
10. Clerk of assize or other officer whose duties related exclusively to the criminal jurisdiction of courts of assize.The appropriate officer of the Crown Court.
11. Clerk of the peace or deputy clerk of the peace, except in relation to functions transferred to local authorities or officers of local authorities.The appropriate officer of the Crown Court.
12. Clerk of the court where the court is the Crown Court.The appropriate officer of the Crown Court.
13. A borough having a separate court of quarter sessions.A borough which, immediately before the appointed . day, had a separate court of quarter sessions.
14. Any period limited by reference to the next sitting, or the beginning or end of the next sitting, of a court of quarter sessions.30 days or such other period as the Lord Chancellor may direct.
15. Any right to apply to a court of quarter sessions limited to a specified sitting of the court next after, or in the calendar year of, a 21st or other anniversary of an enclosure award or other event.

A right to apply to the Crown Court within twelve months from the anniversary.

The Crown Court may modify or supersede any associated time limit for the giving of notice of the application, or for the confirmation of any decision on the application.

16. Any reference to local funds in the context of a reference to the Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1952.Central funds, that is to say money provided by Parliament.

Nothing in the Table above shall be taken as affecting any enactment which, as respects any judicial or other office abolished by this Act, provides for—

(a)the appointment, retirement, or removal of the officer, or

(b)the tenure of office and oaths to be taken by any such officer,

or

(c)the remuneration, allowances or pensions of any such officer; and nothing in the Table above shall apply to any reference to records of any court.

Amendments of local Acts

3(1)The Lord Chancellor may by order in a statutory instrument provide for such amendments or repeals of provisions of any local Act as appear to him required to give effect to the provisions of this Act.

(2)An order under this paragraph may, in particular, provide, if in the opinion of the Lord Chancellor there are special circumstances justifying it, for any jurisdiction of a court of quarter sessions under any local Act to be abolished, or transferred otherwise than to the Crown Court.

(3)An order under this paragraph may contain such transitional and other supplemental and incidental provisions as appear to the Lord Chancellor to be necessary or expedient.

(4)A statutory instrument under this paragraph shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

Part IIMiscellaneous Amendments

Habeas Corpus Act 1679

4(1)In section 2 of the Habeas Corpus Act 1679 for the words from " in the Court of Kings Bench " to " case shall require " substitute

in the Crown Court.

(2)In section 8 of the said Act for " judge of assize " substitute

judge of the Crown Court.

Vagrancy Act 1824

5The Vagrancy Act 1824 shall be amended as follows:—

(a)in section 5, as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1967, for " quarter sessions " substitute

the Crown Court,

(b)in section 10 for the words from " quarter sessions" to " assembled " substitute

the Crown Court, it shall be lawful for the Crown Court, and

(c)in section 14 for the words following " appeal to " to the end of the section substitute

the Crown Court.

Law Terms Act 1830

6In section 32 of the Law Terms Act 1830 (taking of certain oaths) for the words from " judge during the assizes " to " formerly taken" substitute

judge of the High Court or Court of Appeal, Circuit judge or Recorder.

Parliamentary Documents Deposit Act 1837

7For any reference in the Parliamentary Documents Deposit Act 1837 to the clerk of the peace there shall be substituted a reference to any officer of a local or other authority.

Slave Trade Act 1843

8In section 4 of the Slave Trade Act 1843 (evidence taken abroad) for any reference to the High Court (whether in terms a reference to the Court of Queen's Bench or otherwise) there shall be substituted a reference to the Crown Court.

Indictable Offences Act 1848

9In sections 12, 13 and 14 of the Indictable Offences Act 1848 (backing of warrants) for any reference to justices of oyer and terminer or gaol delivery, except so far as it is a reference to such a justice in Northern Ireland, there shall be substituted a reference to the Crown Court.

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851

10In section 30 of the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851 for the reference to justices of oyer and terminer and general gaol delivery in England there shall be substituted a reference to the Crown Court.

Juries Act 1870

11In the Schedule to the Juries Act 1870 (persons exempt from serving on juries) before the word " Coroners" insert, on a line by itself, the words

Justices of the peace.

Explosives Act 1875

12In section 66(1) of the Explosives Act 1875 for " county court judge " substitute

Circuit judge.

Prosecution of Offences Act 1879

13In section 2 of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1879 as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1967 for " at assizes or quarter sessions " substitute

before the Crown Court.

Central Criminal Court (Prisons) Act 1881

14In section 2(5) of the Central Criminal Court (Prisons) Act 1881 for the words " at the Central Criminal Court" substitute the words

before the Crown Court sitting at the Central Criminal Court or elsewhere in Greater London.

Coroners Act 1887

15(1)In section 5 of the Coroners Act 1887—

(a)in subsection (2) for the words from " at the next" to " is to be " substitute

before the Crown Court,

(b)in subsection (3) for the words following "proper officer" substitute

of the Crown Court.

(2)In section 25 of the said Act for the words from " the clerk of the peace " to " borough " substitute

the clerk of that authority.

(3)In section 40(3) of the said Act for the words from "by one of the justices " to " circuit" substitute

by the Lord Chancellor.

Witnesses (Public Inquiries) Protection Act 1892

16In section 3 of the Witnesses (Public Inquiries) Protection Act 1892 for the words from "quarter sessions" to the end substitute

Crown Court.

Indictments Act 1915

17(1)In section 2 of the Indictments Act 1915 references to the rule committee shall be construed as references to the Crown Court rule committee, but this amendment shall not invalidate any rules previously made.

(2)A statutory instrument containing rules under section 2 of the said Act of 1915 shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

Judicature Act 1925

18(1)Section 17 of the Judicature Act 1925 (cases relating to rates and taxes) shall apply to a person acting as judge, or one of the judges, in the Crown Court as it applies to a judge of the High Court.

(2)Any Order in Council under section 53 of the Judicature Act 1925 (vacations) may make different provision for different parts of the country.

(3)In section 84(1) of the Judicature Act 1925 (power by Order in Council to direct location of district registries) for the words from the beginning to " Order in Council" substitute

The Lord Chancellor may by order contained in a statutory instrument. The amendment made by this sub-paragraph shall not invalidate any Order in Council made under the said section 84(1), and any such Order in Council may be varied or revoked by an order made by the Lord Chancellor under the said section 84(1) as amended.

(4)In section 99(2) of the Judicature Act 1925 (rules of court which may increase expenditure out of public funds) references to the Supreme Court shall not include the Crown Court.

(5)In section 118(1) for the words from the beginning to "every such officer " substitute

Each of the officers specified in Schedule 3 to this Act.

(6)In section 210(1) of the Judicature Act 1925 (council of judges to consider operation of Act) for the words " Supreme Court" where they first occur substitute

Court of Appeal and of the High Court.

Criminal Justice Act 1925

19In section 33(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 1925 (arraignment of corporation) for the words from the beginning to " case may be " substitute

On arraignment of a corporation, the corporation may.

Coroners (Amendment) Act 1926

20(1)The provisions of this Act about committal for trial by a magistrates' court, and the provisions of section 7(2) and section 13 of this Act, shall, subject to the provisions of this paragraph, apply with any necessary modifications to the proceedings mentioned in section 25(2) of the Coroners (Amendment) Act 1926.

(2)Rules under the said section 25(2) may apply—

(a)the provisions of this Act mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) above, and any other enactment relating to committal by magistrates' courts for trial in the Crown Court, and

(b)the provisions of the Criminal Procedure (Attendance of Witnesses) Act 1965 relating to witness orders,

with such modifications as may be necessary for giving effect to provisions of the said section 25.

(3)Sub-paragraph (1) above shall have effect subject to any rules so made.

Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928

21In section 14(a) of the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928 for " county court judge " substitute

Circuit judge.

Children and Young Persons Act 1933

22In section 55(5) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933—

(a)in paragraph (a) for " a court of quarter sessions " substitute

the Crown Court,

(b)in paragraph (b) for the words preceding " as if the parent" substitute

if made by the Crown Court, to the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal in accordance with Part I of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968.

Local Government Act 1933

23In section 242(1) of the Local Government Act 1933 (examination of local authority costs for legal business by clerk of the peace) for the words from the beginning to " deputy" substitute

On an application made by the council of a county district to the appropriate officer of the Crown Court, the officer.

Criminal Justice Act 1948

24In the Criminal Justice Act 1948—

(a)in all places where there occurs a reference to a court of assize or quarter sessions (sections 6(3)(b) and (4), 8(4)(6)(8), 11(4), 14(1), 17(1)) there shall be substituted a reference to the Crown Court, and

(b)in all places where there occurs a reference to a court of quarter sessions (sections 14(5), 20(5)(a), 37(3)(6)) there shall be substituted a reference to the Crown Court.

25In section 8 of that Act, for paragraphs (a) to (c) of subsection (2) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(a)if the probation order or order for conditional discharge was made by the Crown Court, that court.

26(1)In section 14 of that Act, in the proviso to subsection (1), after the word "fine" there shall be inserted the words

or any amount due under a recognisance.

(2)At the end of the said section 14 add:—

(6)The powers conferred by this section shall not be taken as restricted by any enactment about committal by a magistrates' court to the Crown Court which authorises the Crown Court to deal with an offender in any way in which the magistrates' court might have dealt with him:

Provided that any term fixed under subsection (1)(c) above as respects a fine imposed by the Crown Court in pursuance of such an enactment, that is to say a fine which the magistrates' court could have imposed, shall not exceed the period applicable to that fine (if imposed by the magistrates' court) under Schedule 3 to the Magistrates' Courts Act 1952 or section 285 of the Customs and Excise Act 1952.

27For section 29 of that Act there shall be substituted the following section— Committal for sentence in respect of indictable offence tried summarily.

29Where an offender is committed by a magistrates' court for sentence under section 29 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1952 or section 62 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967, the Crown Court shall enquire into the circumstances of the case and shall have power to deal with the offender in any manner in which it could deal with him if he had just been convicted of the offence on indictment by the court.

28(1)In section 37 of that Act, for paragraph (b) of subsection (1) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(b)the High Court may release on bail a person—

(i)who, after the decision of his case by the Crown Court, has applied to the Crown Court for the statement of a case for the High Court on that decision, or

(ii)who has applied to the High Court for an order of certiorari to remove proceedings in the Crown Court in his case into the High Court, or has applied to the High Court for leave to make such an application.

(2)At the end of subsection (3) of that section there shall be added the words

or by a police officer not below the rank of inspector or the governor of a prison or the keeper of a place of detention.

Legal Aid and Advice Act 1949

29(1)For paragraph 1(c) of Part I of Schedule 1 to the Legal Aid and Advice Act 1949 (proceedings for which legal aid may be given) substitute—

(c)the Court of Appeal and the High Court.

(2)In paragraph 3 of the said Part I for " a court of quarter Sessions " substitute

the Crown Court.

(3)In paragraph 1(1) and paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 3 to the said Act (remuneration of persons giving legal aid) for the words " the Supreme Court " substitute

the Court of Appeal or the High Court.

Representation of the People Act 1949

30(1)For section 115(3) of the Representation of the People Act 1949 substitute the following subsection:—

(3)A barrister shall not be qualified to constitute an election court for the trial of an election petition relating to any local government area in which he resides, or which is included in a circuit on which he practises as a barrister.

(2)In section 123(1) of the said Act for the words " at assizes " substitute

in the High Court.

(3)In section 135(2) of the said Act for the words "under the Levy of Fines Act 1822 or " substitute

as if forfeited by the Crown Court, or, in Northern Ireland under.

National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949

31(1)Section 31(8) of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 has effect subject to the power of stating a case conferred on the Crown Court by this Act.

(2)In section 37(2)(b) of the said Act for the words from " at quarter sessions" to " are referred" substitute

in the Crown Court.

Administration of Justice (Pensions) Act 1950

32In Schedule 1 to the Administration of Justice (Pensions) Act 1950 references to judge of the Supreme Court shall not include references to any person as being a judge of the Crown Court.

Prison Act 1952

33In section 47(5) of the Prison Act 1952 as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1961 for the words " at assizes or quarter sessions " substitute

before the Crown Court

and for " quarter sessions " substitute

the Crown Court.

Magistrates' Courts Act 1952

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.

County Courts Act 1959

35(1)In section 31(4) of the County Courts Act 1959 (misbehaviour by officer in county court) for the words " incapable of being employed under this Act in any office of profit or emolument" substitute, as respects any offence on or after the appointed day, the words

incapable of being employed in any office appointments to which are made by the Lord Chancellor.

(2)In section 34(1) of the said Act for the words " The judge " at the beginning substitute

Subject to any directions given by or on behalf of the Lord Chancellor as to the place or time of sitting, the judge.

(3)In section 201 of the said Act, in the definition beginning "judge" for the words "appointed for a district under this Act" substitute

assigned to a district under section 20(1) of the Courts Act 1971.

Highways Act 1959

36(1)In section 60(2) of the Highways Act 1959 for the words from the beginning to " clerk of the peace " substitute

The complainant for an order under the last foregoing section shall give notice in writing of the application to the appropriate officer of the Crown Court.

(2)At the end of section 108(7) of the said Act for the words " clerk of the peace " substitute

clerk of the appropriate authority.

(3)In section 108(8) of the said Act for the words from " to the clerk of the peace " to the end of the subsection substitute

to the clerk of the appropriate authority, together with any written consents produced to the magistrates' court under subsection (7) of this section.

Obscene Publications Act 1959

37In section 3(5) of the Obscene Publications Act 1959 (time of coming into force of forfeiture order) for the words from " fourteen days " to " order is made" substitute

the period within which notice of appeal to the Crown Court may be given against the order.

Mental Health Act 1959

38In the Mental Health Act 1959—

(a)in all places where the words " a court of assize or quarter sessions " occur (sections 60(1), 65(1), 73(2)(a)(c), 77(1)), substitute

the Crown Court,

(b)in all places where the words " quarter sessions" occur (sections 67(1)(3)(5), 68, 70, 73(2)(b), 76(4)) substitute

the Crown Court.

Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960

39In section 9(2) of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 (time of coming into force of order revoking a licence) for the words from " on such date " to the words " case stated or otherwise" substitute

on such date as the court may specify in the order, being a date not earlier than the expiration of any period within which notice of appeal (whether by case stated or otherwise) may be given against the conviction.

Administration of Justice Act I960

40(1)In section 13(2) of the Administration of Justice Act 1960 (appeal in cases of contempt of court) after paragraph (b) insert—

(bb)from an order or decision of the Crown Court to the Court of Appeal.

(2)In section 13(5)(a) of the said Act after " High Court " insert

the Crown Court.

(3)In section 16 of the said Act (power of High Court to vary sentence on certiorari proceedings) for references to quarter sessions substitute references to the Crown Court.

Criminal Justice Act 1961

41In section 4(2)(a) of the Criminal Justice Act 1961 for the words " a court of assize or of quarter sessions " substitute

the Crown Court. This amendment shall cease to have effect when the relevant repeal by the Children and Young Persons Act 1969 takes effect.

Licensing Act 1964

42(1)In section 28(3)(b) of the Licensing Act 1964 after the words " justices of. the peace " insert

or the Crown Court.

(2)So far as section 193(1) of the said Act (disqualification of justices) relates to justices sitting in, or otherwise discharging the business of, the Crown Court, for the reference in that subsection to their acting in any area having a separate commission of the peace substitute a reference to their dealing (in the Crown Court) with proceedings which are related to that area in any way.

(3)For the purposes of the said Act that part of the county borough of Stockport which, at the passing of the Criminal Justice Administration Act 1956, formed part of Cheshire shall instead belong to Lancashire, and to the hundred of Salford in the same way as the remainder of the borough.

Administration of Justice Act 1964

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.

Judges' Remuneration Act 1965

44In the Judges' Remuneration Act 1965 after section 1 insert Allowances payable to judges.

1AThere shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament to any judge of the High Court or of the Court of Appeal, in addition to his salary, such allowances as the Lord Chancellor may with the approval of the Minister for the Civil Service determine.

Criminal Procedure (Attendance of Witnesses) Act 1965

45(1)In section 1(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Attendance of Witnesses) Act 1965 for the words from " the court of assize " to the end of the subsection substitute the words

the Crown Court.

(2)In section 2 of the said Act—

(a)in subsection (1) for the words " a court of assize or quarter sessions" and the words " that court" substitute

the Crown Court,

(b)in subsection (2) for the words "the court out of which the summons was issued " substitute

the Crown Court.

(3)For the purposes of section 13 of this Act a warrant issued under section 4 of the said Act (warrant of arrest to secure attendance of witness) shall be treated as a warrant issued by the Crown Court.

(4)In section 4(2) of the said Act for the words " a court of assize or quarter sessions " substitute

the Crown Court.

(5)In Schedule 1 to the said Act, in paragraph 1 and paragraph 2 before the words " rules of court" insert

Crown Court rules or.

Criminal Appeal Act 1966

46In section 1(3) of the Criminal Appeal Act 1966 the words " of the Queen's Bench Division" and paragraph (a) shall be omitted.

Matrimonial Causes Act 1967

47In section 7(1) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1967 for the words " county court judges " substitute

Circuit judgesin the two places where those words occur.

Criminal Justice Act 1967

48In the Criminal Justice Act 1967—

(a)in all places where there occurs a "reference to a court of assize or quarter sessions (sections 40(6), 41(1)(2)(a), 47(3)(4)(6)(7)(9). 48(1)(2). 54(1)(2). 56(1)(3)(5)(8)(11), 62(10), 73(4)(5)(8), 74(3), 76(4) and in Schedule 6 paragraphs 2, 14, 16, 21(c)) there shall be substituted a reference to the Crown Court, and

(b)in all places where there occurs a reference to a court of quarter sessions (sections 20, 22(3), 56(4)(b), 62(6)(7), 73(3)(3B), 74(6), 76(5), and in Schedule 6 paragraph 1) there shall be substituted a reference to the Crown Court.

49In section 9(5) of that Act, for paragraphs (a) and (b) there shall be substituted the words

by a puisne judge of the High Court, a Circuit judge or Recorder sitting alone.

50In section 16(2) of that Act (exemption from jury service of persons concerned with criminal cases) after paragraph (c) insert:—

(cc)officers of the Crown Court, and persons appointed or employed to assist them, being officers or other persons whose work is wholly or mainly concerned with the day-to-day administration of the Crown Court.

51In section 42 of that Act, in subsection (2), for paragraphs (a) to (d) there shall be substituted the following paragraph:—

(a)if the suspended sentence was passed by the' Crown Court, that court.

52For subsection (11) of section 44 of that Act there shall be substituted the following subsection:—

(11)Notwithstanding the definition of "fine" in the Magistrates' Courts Act 1952, references in the last foregoing subsection to a fine do not include any other sum adjudged to be paid on conviction, whether as a pecuniary penalty, forfeiture, compensation or otherwise.

53(1)In subsection (1) of section 47 of that Act, for the words from the beginning to " forfeited " there shall be substituted the words

If the Crown Court imposes a fine on any person or forfeits his recognisance, the Court

and for the words " courts of assize and quarter sessions " there shall be substituted the words

the Crown Court.

(2)After the said subsection (1) insert:—

(1A)Subsection (1) above does not apply where the power conferred by the said section 14(1) is excluded by subsection (5) of that section (fine imposed on appeal from a magistrates' court).

(3)In subsection (2) of that section for the words " any such court" there shall be substituted the words

the Crown Court.

(4)Subsection (5) of that section shall be omitted.

(5)In subsection (8) of that section for the words from " a court of assize" to the end of paragraph (d) there shall be substituted the words

the Crown Court without the consent of that court.

54(1)In section 54 of that Act, subsection (4) shall be omitted.

(2)In subsection (5) of that section, for the words from the beginning to " and which" there shall be substituted the words

Where a probationer appears or is brought before the Crown Court and the court

and after the words " probation order ", in the first place where they occur, there shall be inserted the words

the Crown Court.

55(1)In subsection (8) of section 56 of that Act, for the words " the court to which he is committed " there shall be substituted the words

the Crown Court.

(2)In subsection (9) of that section for the words "the clerk of the court to which he is committed " there shall be substituted the words

the proper officer of the Crown Court.

(3)In subsection (10) of that section for the words "the court to which he is committed " there shall be substituted the words

the Crown Court.

56In section 74(3) of that Act for the words " before a court of quarter sessions before which " there shall be substituted the words

in the Crown Court, being proceedings at which.

Criminal Appeal Act 1968

57(1)In the Criminal Appeal Act 1968—

(a)for the words " a court of assize or quarter sessions" wherever they occur (sections 10(1), (2), 11(2)) substitute the words

the Crown Court.

(b)for the words " at assizes or quarter sessions" wherever they occur (sections 10(2), (3), 24(2)(b), 39(3)) substitute the words

before the Crown Court.

(2)For section 46(2) of the said Act substitute—

(2)Rules made by virtue of this section shall be made by the Crown Court rule committee.This sub-paragraph shall not invalidate any rules previously made.

(3)In section 51(1) of the said Act for the definition of the judge of the court of trial substitute— " the judge of court of trial" means, where the Crown Court comprises justices of the peace, the judge presiding.

Domestic and Appellate Proceedings (Restriction of Publicity) Act 1968

58In section 1(4) of the Domestic and Appellate Proceedings (Restriction of Publicity) Act 1968 after the words "the High Court" add the words

the Crown Court.

Children and Young Persons Act 1969

59(1)In section 3(7) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1969 for the words " quarter sessions" substitute

the Crown Court.

(2)In the subsection (3B) in paragraph 1(3) and in paragraph 4(3) of Schedule 1 to the said Act for the words " a court of quarter sessions " substitute

the Crown Court.

Administration of Justice Act 1970

60(1)In section 4(2) of the Administration of Justice Act 1970 for the words " at assizes " substitute

in the Crown Court.

(2)In section 43(1)(b) of the said Act for the words " assizes or quarter sessions " substitute

the Crown Court.

(3)In paragraphs 1 to 15 of Schedule 9 to the said Act for the words " quarter sessions" and the words " a court of assize or quarter sessions " wherever they occur substitute

the Crown Court.

(4)For paragraphs 16 to 20 of the said Schedule 9 substitute the following paragraph—

16Any order for the payment of costs made by the Crown Court, other than an order falling within Part I above, or an order for costs to be paid out of money provided by Parliament.

Schedule 9Quarter Sessions Jurisdiction: Substitution of References to Crown Court

Part IAppellate Jurisdiction

ActSection or Schedule
Inclosure and Drainage (Rates) Act 1833Section 3.
Ordnance Survey Act 1841Section 2.
Companies Clauses Consolidation Act 1845Section 159.
Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845Section 146.
Inclosure Act 1845Section 63.
Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847Sections 185 to 190.
Ecclesiastical Courts Jurisdiction Act 1860Section 4.
Trade Union Act 1871Section 20.
Railway Rolling Stock Protection Act 1872Section 6.
Pawnbrokers Act 1872Section 52.
Explosives Act 1875Section 93.
Public Health Act 1875Section 269.
Highways and Locomotives (Amendment) Act 1878Section 37.
Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1890Section 7.
Brine Pumping (Compensation for Subsidence) Act 1891.Section 42.
Friendly Societies Act 1896Section 93(1).
Canals Protection (London) Act 1898Section 5.
Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907Section 7.
Cran Measures Act 1908Section 9(6).
Marine Insurance (Gambling Policies) Act 1909Section 1(7).
Protection of Animals Act 1911Section 14(1).
Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925Section 2(2).
Theatrical Employers Registration Act 1925Section 6(1).
Moneylenders Act 1927Section 2(7).
Land Drainage Act 1930Section 30.
Children and Young Persons Act 1933

Section 55(5).

Section 102.

Pharmacy and Poisons Act 1933Section 21(2).
Public Health Act 1936Section 301.
Dogs Amendment Act 1938Section 1(1).
Water Act 1945Schedule III, 90.
Police Pensions Act 1948Section 5(1).
Agricultural Holdings Act 1948Section 21(3).
Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 ...Section 15(4).
Coast Protection Act 1949Section 13(7).
National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.Section 68(6).
Shops Act 1950Section 53(11).
Diseases of Animals Act 1950Section 81.
Customs and Excise Act 1952

Section 283(4).

Schedule VII. 11.

Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1952Section 6(4).
Magistrates' Courts Act 1952Section 83.
Cinematograph Act 1952Section 6.
Food and Drugs Act 1955Section 118.
Magistrates' Courts (Appeals from Binding Over Orders) Act 1956.
Agriculture Safety, Health and Welfare Provisions) Act 1956.Section 3(8).
Copyright Act 1956Section 21(10).
Affiliation Proceedings Act 1957Section 8(1).
Housing Act 1957Section 14(5).
Milford Haven Conservancy Act 1958'Section 9(4).
Trading Representations (Disabled Persons) Act 1958.Section 3(5).
Children Act 1958Section 11.
Adoption Act 1958Sections 31(4), 48.
Highways Act 1959Sections 72(3), 74(3), 75(2), 151(2), 159(4), 163(6), 164(3), 165(2), 166(5), 273, 275 (1), (2). 276(1).
Obscene Publications Act 1959Section 3(5).
Mental Health Act 1959Section 70(1).
Factories Act 1961Section 165.
Town and Country Planning Act 1962Section 58.
Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963

Schedule 1,21 to 23,28, 35.

Schedule II, 6.

Schedule III, 13(2), (4).

Schedule VI, 8 to 11.

Schedule VII. 5.

London Government Act 1963Schedule XII, 19(2).
Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963Section 72.
Licensing Act 1964Sections 20(5), 21 to 25, 27(3)(4), 50, 146, 154.
Compulsory Purchase Act 1965Section 12(3).
General Rate Act 1967Sections 7(1), 99(5), 116(1).
Private Places of Entertainment (Licensing) Act 1967.Section 5(3)(4).
Firearms Act 1968

Section 44.

Part II of Schedule V.

Theatres Act 1968Section 14(2). .
Gaming Act 1968

Schedule II, 29 to 32, 45, 46, 50, 61. Schedule III, 12, 13, 15, 16.

Schedule VII, 11, 12, 20.

Schedule IX, 11 to 14.

Schedule XI, 8 to 11.

Town and Country Planning Act 1968Section 50(7). Section 53(6).
Late Night Refreshment Houses Act 1969Section 7(3)(b).
Children and Young Persons Act 1969Sections 2(12), 3(8), 16(8), 21(4)(5).

Part IIOriginal Jurisdiction

ActSection or Schedule
Reservoirs (Safety Provisions) Act 1930Section 5(1).
National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.Section 31.
Highways Act 1959Section 59(3).
Firearms Act 1968

Section 21(6)(7).

Schedule 3 Part I.

Schedule 10Transitional Provisions

Part ICriminal Assize Courts and Courts of Quarter Sessions

1(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act, for the purpose of enabling proceedings instituted before the appointed day to be continued thereafter, and for preserving in other respects the continuity of the administration of justice, the Crown Court shall be treated as succeeding to, and being the same court as, all criminal assize courts and, except as respects functions not transferred to the Crown Court, all courts of quarter sessions.

(2)Any order, writ, summons, warrant, recognizance, notice, grant of legal aid or other proceeding or document shall have effect in accordance with sub-paragraph (1) above, and shall be construed, unless the context otherwise requires, in accordance with the Table in Part I of Schedule 8 to this Act.

(3)In any proceedings in which a magistrates' court has committed a person for trial at, or otherwise given a direction as respects the hearing of proceedings by, a specified court of assize or court of quarter sessions, the place and time of trial of the proceedings in the Crown Court shall be determined in accordance with directions given by or on behalf of the Lord Chief Justice with the concurrence of the Lord Chancellor.

Part-heard proceedings

2(1)Any proceeding the hearing of which has begun but is not completed before the appointed day before a criminal court of assize or before a court of quarter sessions shall, subject to the provisions of this paragraph, be continued and disposed of as if this Act had not been passed.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) above shall not affect the provisions of Schedule 3 to this Act as to the provision of court accommodation.

(3)A local or other authority shall be entitled to be reimbursed by the Lord Chancellor in respect of any expenditure incurred by the authority in consequence of sub-paragraph (1) above which, but for the provisions of that sub-paragraph, would have been payable by the Lord Chancellor or some other Minister.

Costs in criminal cases

3Nothing in this Act shall affect any order made before the appointed day for the payment of costs out of local funds within the meaning of the Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1952, and except so far as the Lord Chancellor otherwise directs, any such costs shall be taxable and recoverable as if this Act had not been passed.

Records of courts of quarter sessions

4Before the appointed day the clerk of the peace of each court of quarter sessions shall make arrangements, in accordance with directions given by or on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, for the disposal in accordance with those directions of all records in his custody or control which relate to the judicial business of the court of quarter sessions.

Part IICourts: Miscellaneous

Civil courts of assize

5(1)Subject to any provision made by rules of court, and to sub-paragraph (2) below—

(a)any civil proceedings which had been begun in a court of assize before the appointed day may be continued on and after the appointed day in the High Court as if they had been begun in the High Court and not assigned to a court of assize, and

(b)any act, judgment or order in civil proceedings in a court of assize shall be treated as having been done in accordance with the rules applicable to proceedings in the High Court, other than in a court of assize.

(2)Any civil proceedings in a court of assize the hearing of which has begun but is not completed before the appointed day shall be continued and disposed of as if this Act had not passed.

Directions by Lord Chief Justice

6(1)The Lord Chief Justice may if it appears to him expedient give directions as to the conduct of any proceedings instituted in any court abolished by this Act if in his opinion the direction is required to meet any difficulty arising from the transfer by this Act of the jurisdiction of any of those courts.

(2)The preceding provisions of this Schedule, and the provisions of Schedule 5 to this Act, shall have effect subject to any direction under this paragraph.

(3)A direction under this paragraph may relate either to a specified proceeding, or to proceedings of a specified class or description.

Part IIICounty Court Judges

7Each person who, immediately before the appointed day, held office as judge for a county court district shall be treated, on and after that day, as having been assigned to that district (in his capacity as a Circuit judge) under section 20(1) of this Act.

8Notwithstanding anything in section 20(4) of this Act, the termination by virtue of that section of a person's appointment as temporary or deputy judge of a county court shall not prevent him from continuing to deal with any case which had been begun before him before the appointed day ; and for the purposes of that case and of any proceedings subsequent thereon he shall continue, on and after the appointed day, to be treated as a temporary or deputy judge of the county court concerned as if section 20(4) of this Act and the repeal of the provisions of the County Courts Act 1959 relating to temporary and deputy judges of county courts had not been enacted.

Part IVJudges, Officers and Staff

Continuation of appointments

9(1)The repeals made by this Act shall not affect the appointment of any judge, officer or other person made before the repeal takes effect, but without prejudice to any provision of this Act abolishing any office or employment.

(2)The repeals made by this Act shall not affect any pension or other right in respect of service before the repeal takes effect.

Jury service

10The abolition by this Act of the offices of clerk of assize, clerk of the peace and other offices shall not affect the operation of section 16 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 (under which certain persons are exempt from jury service for ten years after ceasing to hold office).

Superannuation etc.

11The repeal by this Act of provisions in Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1957 shall not affect the operation of section 4 of the Judicial Pensions Act 1959 (holders of high judicial office who are former holders of other judicial offices).

12(1)The repeal by this Act of section 10 of the Criminal Justice Administration Act 1956 shall not affect the continuing, liability of the city council of Liverpool or the city council of Manchester to pay to the Lord Chancellor under subsection (2) of that section, at such times as may be agreed between him and the council concerned, one-half or such other part as may with the concurrence of the Treasury be so agreed, of any sums payable under that Act on account of any pension or other benefit payable after the appointed day in respect of any person's service as Recorder of Liverpool or Recorder of Manchester at any time before that day.

(2)Any sums received by the Lord Chancellor by virtue of this paragraph shall be paid into the Exchequer.

13(1)The provisions of this paragraph apply in relation to a contributory employee, within the meaning of the Local Government Superannuation Act 1937.—

(a)whose office is abolished under section 44(1) of this Act or who otherwise ceases to be employed for the purpose of any function as a result of any of the matters referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c) of section 44(2) of this Act; and

(b)who, after the date of that abolition or cessation of employment, either continues in the employment of the same authority as before that date or becomes, as soon as practicable after that date, employed by the authority which before that date was responsible in whole or in part for the payment of his remuneration ; and

(c)who suffers a reduction in remuneration in consequence of the abolition of his office or cessation of employment as mentioned in paragraph (a) above.

(2)A contributory employee to whom this paragraph applies shall be entitled to contribute or, as the case may be, to continue to contribute, to the superannuation fund (within the meaning of Part I of the Local Government Superannuation Act 1937) maintained by the authority referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(b) above the like amount as if his remuneration had not been reduced.

(3)For the purpose of determining the amount of any benefit which becomes payable to or in respect of a contributory employee to whom this paragraph applies and who, by virtue of sub-paragraph (2) above, paid contributions as if his remuneration had not been reduced, the contributory employee shall be treated as having received the remuneration which he would have received but for the reduction referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(c) above.

(4)Any reference in the preceding provisions of this paragraph to the reduction of an employee's remuneration includes, in the case of a person who also held office as a clerk of the peace or deputy clerk of the peace to whom paragraph B or paragraph C of Part II of Schedule 2 to the Local Government Superannuation Act 1937 applied immediately before the appointed day, a reference to the case where his remuneration ceased to be deemed to be increased under one or other of those paragraphs by an amount equal to his salary as clerk of the peace or deputy clerk of the peace.

14(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, on the abolition under section 44(1)(a) of this Act of a person's office as deputy clerk of the peace of a county, being a person who was also in the employment of the county council concerned, the provisions of Part I of the Local Government Superannuation Act 1937 relating to the return of contributions shall apply to him as if—

(a)the abolition of his office were a ground for the return of contributions under the said Part I, and

(b)the sum payable to him under the said Part I were a sum equal to the amount by which the contributions paid by and in respect of him had been increased by reason of any provision of Part II of Schedule 2 to that Act.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) above shall not apply in the case of a person who is a contributory employee to whom the preceding paragraph applies and who exercises the right given to him by sub-paragraph (2) of that paragraph to pay contributions of the like amount as if his remuneration had not been reduced.

15(1)In relation to any person who, before the day appointed for the coming into force of section 44(1)(a) of this Act held office as a clerk of the peace or a deputy clerk of the peace, the repeal by this Act of—

(a)section 9(2) of the Local Government (Clerks) Act "1931,

(b)any provision of the Local Government Superannuation Act 1937,

(c)any provision of the Local Government Superannuation Act 1953, and

(d)sections 8 and 29 of the Administration of Justice Act 1964,

shall not affect the continued operation of those provisions or of any regulations made under them so far as they relate to rights accrued, contributions made and other things done before that day.

(2)Without prejudice to sub-paragraph (1) above, for the purposes of—

(a)any statutory provision contained in or made or issued under the Local Government Superannuation Acts 1937 to 1953, the Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1948 or Part III of the National Insurance Act 1965, which is in force at the passing of this Act, and

(b)except as may be otherwise expressly provided therein, any enactment passed after the passing of this Act whereby any of those Acts is amended, extended or superseded, and any statutory instrument which after the passing of -this Act is made or issued under any of those Acts or such an enactment,

in any case where, at a time after the day appointed for the purposes of section 44(1) of this Act, a court of quarter sessions would, if this Act had not been passed, have been the employing authority in relation to a clerk of the peace, deputy clerk of the peace or other officer of the court who before that day died while serving, or otherwise ceased to serve, in that employment, or in relation to the widow or any other dependant of such a person, the relevant local authority, as denned in sub-paragraph (3) below, shall be treated as being at that time the employing authority in relation to that person or, as the case may be, to that person's widow or other dependant.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2) above " the relevant local authority" means—

(a)in relation to a person, or the widow or other dependant of a person, who was clerk of the peace or deputy clerk of the peace for a London commission area or who was otherwise an officer of the court of quarter sessions for such an area, the Greater London Council; and

(b)in relation to any person, or the widow or other dependant of any person, not falling within paragraph (a) above, the county council which, immediately before the day appointed for the purposes of section 44(1) of this Act, defrayed expenditure of the court of quarter sessions concerned under section 29(9) of the Administration of Justice Act 1964.

16(1)The Lord Chancellor may, with the concurrence of the Minister for the Civil Service, give a direction with respect to any clerk, bailiff, usher or messenger of a county court appointed by the registrar of that court under the proviso to section 28(1) of the County Courts Act 1959 (which relates to the case where the registrar's salary includes the remuneration of any such officer) or deemed to have been so appointed by virtue of section 205 of that Act; and where a direction is so given then, subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, that person's employment in court service shall be deemed for all purposes to be employment in the civil service of the State and, if a certificate has been issued to him by the Civil Service Commissioners, allowances may in his case be granted accordingly under the Superannuation Acts 1965 and 1967.

(2)Except in so far as the Minister for the Civil Service directs in any case, no account shall be taken for the purposes of this paragraph of court service before the issue of the certificate.

(3)For the purpose of this paragraph " court service" means employment as a clerk, bailiff, usher or messenger in the service of a county court, whether or not combined with employment as a clerk in the service of a district registry of the High Court.

Seconding of staff from local or other authorities

17(1)This paragraph has effect in order to meet any temporary shortage of staff to be appointed by the Lord Chancellor for the Supreme Court or county courts which may arise in the course of bringing the provisions of this Act into force.

(2)A local or other authority may enter into any agreement with the Lord Chancellor for the placing at the disposal of the Lord Chancellor, on such terms as may be provided by the agreement, of the services of any person who is employed by the authority and who gives his consent.

(3)For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that for superannuation purposes service rendered by a person whose services are placed at the disposal of the Lord Chancellor in pursuance of this paragraph is service rendered to the authority by whom that person is employed.

(4)This paragraph applies whether or not the staff to be placed at the disposal of the Lord Chancellor were employed in the discharge by the authority of duties of which the authority will be relieved by this Act, and is without prejudice to any other power exercisable by the authority for the purposes set out in sub-paragraph (2) above.

Schedule 11Repeals

Part IJuries

ChapterShort TitleExtent of Repeal
6 Geo. 4. c. 50.The Juries Act 1825.

The whole Act except sections 1, 27, 29 and 50.

In section 27 the words from " provided that nothing " to the end of the section.

In section 50 the words from " Provided also " to the end of the section.

7 Geo. 4. c. 64.The Criminal Law Act 1826.Section 21.
1 & 2 Vict. c. 4.The Quarter Sessions Act 1837.The whole Act.
15 & 16 Vict. c. 76.The Common Law Procedure Act 1852.Sections 105 to 115.
17 & 18 Vict. c. 125.The Common Law Procedure Act 1854.Section 59.
25 & 26 Vict. c. 107.The Juries Act 1862.The whole Act.
33 & 34 Vict. c. 77.The Juries Act 1870.

Section 6.

Section 19.

Section 20 except as respects service at a coroner's court.

Section 21.

In section 23 the words from " be allowed at" to " court, and ".

Section 24.

In the Schedule, in the entry beginning " Officers of the courts " the words " and the clerks of the peace or their deputies " and the penultimate three entries, that is the words from " Members of the council" to " he is a justice ".

45 & 46 Vict. c. 50.The Municipal Corporations Act 1882.Section 186.
50 & 51 Vict. c. 55.The Sheriffs Act 1887.

Section 12.

In section 26 the words "to impanel or return any inquest, jury or tales, or ".

In the second form in Schedule 2 all the words following " I shall remain therein ".

10 Edw. 7 & 1 Geo. 5. c. 17.The County Common Juries Act 1910.The whole Act.
9 & 10 Geo. 5. c. 71.The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919.In section 1 the words from the last " and " in proviso (a) to " the Indictments Act 1915 ".
12 & 13 Geo. 5. c. 11.The Juries Act 1922.

Sections 3, 4 and 5.

In section 7 the definition of " sheriff".

In section 8(2)(b) the words "(without prejudice to the provisions of section thirty-seven of the Juries Act 1825) ".

11 & 12 Geo. 6. c. 58.The Criminal Justice Act 1948.Section 35(3).
12, 13 & 14 Geo. 6. c. 27.The Juries Act 1949.

Sections 2 to 9.

Section 11.

In section 14 paragraphs (c) and (d).

Sections 18 and 19.

Section 22.

12, 13 & 14 Geo. 6. c. 86.The Electoral Registers Act 1949.In Schedule 2 the amendment of section 1(8) of the Juries Act 1922.
7 & 8 Eliz. 2. c. 22.The County Courts Act 1959.

Section 95.

Section 96(3)

1964 c. 42.The Administration of Justice Act 1964.In section 21, subsections (3) and (4), subsection (5)(b)(c) and subsections (7), (8) and (9).
1967 c. 80.The Criminal Justice Act 1967.Section 14(5).
1969 c. 48.The Post Office Act 1969.In Schedule 4, in paragraph 14 the words " section 11 of the Juries Act 1862 and " and the word " each ".
1970 c. 9.The Taxes Management Act 1970.In section 5(2) the words " in the county wherein he dwells ".

Part IILocal Courts

ChapterShort TitleExtent of Repeal
26 Hen. 8. c. 14.The Jurisdiction in Liberties Act 1535.Section 3 so far as saved from repeal by Schedule 5 to the Justices of the Peace Act 1968.
6 & 7 Will. 4. c. 19.The Durham (County Palatine) Act 1836.In section 1, the proviso.
13 & 14 Vict. c. 43.The Court of Chancery of Lancaster Act 1850.The whole Act.
15 & 16 Vict. c. lxxvii.The London (City) Small Debts Extension Act 1852.The whole Act.
17 & 18 Vict. c. 82.The Court of Chancery of Lancaster Act 1854.The whole Act.
31 & 32 Vict. c. cxxx.The Salford Hundred Court of Record Act 1868.The whole Act.
35 & 36 Vict. c. 86.The Borough and Local Courts of Record Act 1872.Section 8.
51 & 52 Vict. c. 57.The Statute Law Revision (No. 2) Act 1888.In section 2 the words " to the court of the county palatine of Lancaster or ".
52 & 53 Vict. c. 47.The Palatine Court of Durham Act 1889.The whole Act.
53 & 54 Vict. c. 23.The Chancery of Lancaster Act 1890.The whole Act.
53 & 54 Vict. c. 33.The Statute Law Revision Act 1890.In section 4 the words " to the court of the county palatine of Lancaster or ".
53 & 54 Vict. c. 39.The Partnership Act 1890.In section 23(2) the words " or the Chancery Court of the County Palatine of Lancaster ".
53 & 54 Vict. c. 51.The Statute Law Revision (No. 2) Act 1890.In section 2 the words " to the court of the county palatine of Lancaster or ".
55 & 56 Vict. c. 19.The Statute Law Revision Act 1892.In section 2 the words " to the court of the county palatine of Lancaster or ".
56 & 57 Vict. c. 14.The Statute Law Revision Act 1893.In section 2 the words " to the court of the county palatine of Lancaster or ".
56 & 57 Vict. c. 54.The Statute Law Revision (No. 2) Act 1893.In section 2 the words " to the court of the county palatine of Lancaster or ".
57 & 58 Vict. c. 56.The Statute Law Revision Act 1894.In section 2 the words " to the court of the county palatine of Lancaster or ".
59 & 60 Vict. c. 8.The Life Insurance Companies (Payment into Court) Act 1896.

In section 3 the words from " or where " to " Court " in the last place where it occurs.

In section 4 the words " or the Palatine Court, as the case may be ".

59 & 60 Vict. c. 35.The Judicial Trustees Act 1896.In section 2 the words " and as respects trusts within its jurisdiction by a Palatine Court ".
8 Edw. 7. c. 49The Statute Law Revision Act 1908.In section 2 the words " to the court of the county palatine of Lancaster or ".
1 & 2 Geo. 5. c. clxxii.The Salford Hundred Court of Record Act 1911.The whole Act.
ll&12Geo.5. c. lxxiv.The Liverpool Corporation Act 1921.Sections 244 to 263.
12 & 13 Geo. 5. c. 16.The Law of Property Act 1922.In section 188(6) the words from " and also " to " have jurisdiction", except the words " or the county court ".
15 & 16 Geo. 5. c. 18.The Settled Land Act 1925.Section 113(2).
15 & 16 Geo. 5. c. 19.The Trustee Act 1925.In section 67, in subsection (1) the words from " and also " to " Durham " and in subsection (2) the words " Palatine Courts and ".
15 & 16 Geo. 5. c. 20.The Law of Property Act 1925.In section 203(3) the words from "and also" to " Durham ".
15 & 16 Geo. 5. c. 21.The Land Registration Act 1925.

In section 3(ii) the words from " and also " to " Durham ".

In section 138(1) the words from "and also" to " Durham ".

In section 143(3) the words " or by the Court of Chancery of Lancaster or Durham " and the words " or such Court of Chancery respectively".

15 & 16 Geo. 5. c. 23.The Administration of Estates Act 1925.In section 55(1)(iv) the words from " and as respects " to the end of paragraph (iv).
15 & 16 Geo. 5. c. 22.The Land Charges Act 1925.In section 20(2) the words from " also " to " Durham ".
15 & 16 Geo. 5. c. 49.The Supreme Court of Judicature (Consolidation) Act 1925.

Section 28.

In section 209 the words " to the Court of the County Palatine of Lancaster. or ".

17 & 18 Geo. 5. c. 42.The Statute Law Revision Act 1927.In section 2 the words " to the court of the county palatine of Lancaster or ".
18 & 19 Geo. 5. c. 26.The Administration of Justice Act 1978.Section 14(1).
23 & 24 Geo. 5. c. 13.The Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1933.In section 11(1), in the definition of " Judgments given in the superior courts of the United Kingdom " the words from "the Court of Chancery" in the first place where they occur to " Durham ".
1 & 2 Geo. 6. c. 22.The Trade Marks Act 1938.Section 39(12).
1 & 2 Geo. 6. c. 45.The Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1938.In section 5(1), in the definition of " the court ", as originally enacted, the words from " and also " to " jurisdiction ", and in that definition as set out in Schedule 3 to the Family Provision Act 1966, the words from "the Court of Chancery ", where those words first occur, to " Durham or ".
1 & 2 Geo. 6. c. 63.The Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1938.Section 15.
11 & 12 Geo. 6. c. 38.The Companies Act 1948.

Section 218(2).

Section 365(4).

11 & 12 Geo. 6. c. 62.The Statute Law Revision Act 1948.In section 2 the words " to the court of the county palatine of Lancaster or ".
14 Geo. 6. c. 6.The Statute Law Revision Act 1950.In section 2 the words " to the court of the county palatine of Lancaster or ".
15 & 16 Geo. 6 and 1 Eliz. 2. c. 49.The Court of Chancery of Lancaster Act 1952.The whole Act.
2 & 3 Eliz. 2. c. 5.The Statute Law Revision Act 1953.In section 2 the words " to the court of the county palatine of Lancaster or ".
2 & 3 Eliz. 2. c. xlviii.The Manchester Corporation Act 1954.Section 83.
4 & 5 Eliz. 2. c. 46.The Administration of Justice Act 1956.

Section 2.

In section 3, in subsections (1) and (3) the words "the Liverpool Court of Passage ", in subsection (4) the words from " and (where" to " Passage " and in subsections (5), (6) and (7) the words " the Liverpool Court of Passage ".

In section 4(6) the words " the Liverpool Court of Passage ".

Section 52.

5 & 6 Eliz. 2. c. 56.The Housing Act 1957.In section 164(3) the words from " and the Court" to " Durham ".
6 & 7 Eliz. 2. c. 51.The Public Records Act 1958.In section 8(1), the proviso. In Schedule 1, paragraph 4(1)(c).
7 & 8 Eliz. 2. c. 22.The County Courts Act 1959.

In section 55(1), the proviso.

In section 140(3) the words from " and includes " to the end of the subsection.

Section 169.

In section 174(2) the words " or the Mayor's and City of London Court Funds' Rules, as the case may be ".

In section 175 the words from "or the Mayor's" to the end of the section.

In section 176 the words from " Mayor's " to " of this Act ".

In section 180(2) the words from " (other " to " court) ".

Section 183(3).

Section 197.

7 & 8 Eliz. 2. c. 72.The Mental Health Act 1959.In Schedule 7, the amendments of the Court of Chancery of Lancaster Act 1850.
8 & 9 Eliz. 2. c. 58.The Charities Act 1960.In section 46, the definition of " Attorney General".
8 & 9 Eliz. 2. c. 65.The Administration of Justice Act 1960.In section 13(2)(b) the words " of the Chancery Court of a County Palatine ".
9 & 10 Eliz. 2. c. 38.The Court of Chancery of Lancaster (Amendment) Act 1961.The whole Act.
1965 c. 2.The Administration of Justice Act 1965.

Section 11.

In section 19(1), the words " or the Mayor's and City of London Court".

1968 c. 23.The Rent Act 1968.In section 95(6), the words from " or the Court of Chancery" to "Durham".
1969 c. 46.The Family Law Reform Act 1969.

In section 6(1) the words from " the Court of Chancery " in the first place where they occur to " Durham ".

In section 7(1), the words from " the Court of Chancery " in the first place where thev occur to " Durham ".

1969 c. 58.The Administration of Justice Act 1969.Section 32.
1970 c. 31.The Administration of Justice Act 1970.In section 37(1) the words " or the county palatine of Lancaster ".

Part IIICosts in Criminal Cases

ChapterShort TitleExtent of Repeal
15 & 16 Geo. 6 & 1 Eliz. 2. c. 48.The Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1952.

Sections 1 to 4.

In section 5, in subsections (3) and (4), the words " and giving evidence ".

Section 11.

Section 15.

Section 17(5).

8 & 9 Eliz. 2. c. 65.The Administration of Justice Act 1960.In Schedule 3, the amendments of the Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1952.
10 & 11 Eliz. 2. c. 15.The Criminal Justice Administration Act 1962.Section 18.
1963 c. 2.The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963.In Schedule 1, sub-paragraphs (2) to (4) of paragraph 23.
1964 c. 26.The Licensing Act 1964.In section 25, subsections (2) to (4).
1964 c. 42.The Administration of Justice Act 1964.In Schedule 3, paragraph 21 and paragraph 31(2)(3).
1967 c. 52.The Tokyo Convention Act 1967.Section 7(5).
1967 c. 58.The Criminal Law Act 1967.In Schedule 2, paragraph 15(2) from " and in relation" to the end of the paragraph.
1967 c. 80.The Criminal Justice Act 1967.

In section 31, subsections (3) to (6).

Section 32(1).

In section 81, subsections (5), (6) and (7).

In Schedule 4, paragraphs 21 and 22.

1968 c. 19.The Criminal Appeal Act 1968.

Section 28(3).

In Schedule 5, the amendments to sections 7, 8, 10 and 11 of the Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1952.

1968 c. 65.The Gaming Act 1968.

In Schedule 2, sub-paragraphs (3) to (5) of paragraph 30 and in paragraph 32(2) the words " to (5)".

In Schedule 9, sub-paragraphs (3) to (5) of paragraph 14.

1968 c. 69.The Justices of the Peace Act 1968.In Schedule 3, in paragraph 4, sub-paragraph (1) from " or " in the first place where it occurs to the end of the sub-paragraph and sub-paragraph (3).

Part IVOther Repeals

ChapterShort TitleExtent of Repeal
33 Hen. 8. c. 39.The Crown Debts Act 1541.Section 37.
34 & 35 Hen. 8. c. 26.The Laws in Wales Act 1542.Section 21.
31 Chas. 2. c. 2.The Habeas Corpus Act 1679.

Section 6.

Sections 17 and 18.

16 Geo. 2. c. 18.The Justices Jurisdiction Act 1742.Section 3.
25 Geo. 2. c. 36.The Disorderly Houses Act 1751.Section 10.
32 Geo. 3. c. 56.The Servants' Characters Act 1792.Section 10.
38 Geo. 3. c. 52.The Counties of Cities Act 1798.The whole Act.
44 Geo. 3. c. 102.The Habeas Corpus Act 1804.In section 1 the words from " or any justice of oyer " to " baron as aforesaid " and the words " or any sitting of nisi prius" and the words " grand, petit or other ".
51 Geo. 3. c. 100.The Counties of Cities Act 1811.The whole Act.
52 Geo. 3. c. 155.The Places of Religious Worship Act 1812.

In section 7 the words from " before or at " to the end of the section.

In section 10 the words " or the courts of the counties palatine of Lancaster, and Durham (as the case shall require)".

Section 12.

Sections 16 and 17.

54 Geo. 3. c. 159.The Harbours Act 1814.

Section 23.

Section 26.

57 Geo. 3. c. 91.The Clerks of the Peace (Fees) Act 1817.The whole Act.
57 Geo. 3. c. 93.The Distress (Costs) Act 1817.In section 7 the words " either " and " Quarter or other ".
59 Geo. 3. c. 7.The Cutlery Trade Act 1819.

Section 9.

In section 10 the words " and also for the said justices in quarter sessions assembled " and the word " respectively ".

60 Geo. 3 & 1 Geo. 4. c. 1.The Unlawful Drilling Act 1819.In section 2 the words from " and it shall be lawful " to the end of the section.
4 Geo. 4. c. 48.The Judgment of Death Act 1823.The whole Act.
7 Geo. 4. c. 63.The County Buildings Act 1826.The whole Act.
7 Geo. 4. c. 64.The Criminal Law Act 1826.Sections 12 and 13. Section 31.
9 Geo. 4. c. 69.The Night Poaching Act 1828.Sections 6, 7 and 8.
11 Geo. 4 & 1 Will. 4. c. 70.The Law Terms Act 1830.Section 15.
1 & 2 Will. 4. c. 32.The Game Act 1831.Section 44.
3 & 4 Will. 4. c. 35.The Inclosure and Drainage (Rates) Act 1833.

In section 3 the words from " which shall be holden " to the end of the section.

In section 4 the words " or adjudication made on appeal therefrom ".

3 & 4 Will. 4. c. 41.The Judicial Committee Act 1833.Sections 10, 11 and 12.
5 & 6 Will. 4. c. 50.The Highways Act 1835.Sections 105 to 108.
7 Will. 4 & 1 Vict. c. 24.The County Buildings Act 1837.The whole Act.
7 Will. 4 & 1 Vict. c. 77.The Central Criminal Court Act 1837.The whole Act.
1 & 2 Vict. c. 38.The Vagrancy Act 1838.Section 1.
2 & 3 Vict. c. 69.The Judges' Lodgings Act 1839.The whole Act.
2 & 3 Vict. c. 71.The Metropolitan Police Courts Act 1839.Section 32.
3 & 4 Vict. c. 92.The Non-Parochial Registers Act 1840.In section 11, the words " on the trial of any cause in any of the courts of common law, or " and the words from " at any session " to " Wales ".
3 & 4 Vict. c. 110.The Loan Societies Act 1840.In section 4, the words following " general quarter sessions " to " transmitted to him as aforesaid", and the words " without motion ".
4 & 5 Vict. c. 30.The Ordnance Survey Act 1841.

In section 2, the words from " who shall hear " to the end of the section.

In section 5 the words from " and in case it shall happen " to " in the execution of the purposes of this Act ".

In section 6 the words " or by such inhabitants as aforesaid ".

5 & 6 Vict. c. 38.The Quarter Sessions Act 1842.The whole Act.
6 & 7 Vict. c. 98.The Slave Trade Act 1843.In section 4 the words from " or information" to " Queen's Bench ", the words " or informations respectively " and the words " in Her Majesty's said Court of Queen's Bench".
7 & 8 Vict. c. 33.The County Rates Act 1844.Section 7.
8 & 9 Vict. c. 16.The Companies Clauses Consolidation Act 1845.Section 160.
10 & 11 Vict. c. 16.The Commissioners Clauses Act 1847.

In section 3 the definition of " quarter sessions ".

Section 93.

10 & 11 Vict. c. 27.The Harbours, Docks and Pier Clauses Act 1847.

Section 26.

In section 85 the words " England or ".

In section 90 the words " or the court of quarter sessions", the words " or of the chairman of the court " and the words " or chairman ".

10 & 11 Vict. c. 28.The County Buildings Act 1847.The whole Act.
10 & 11 Vict. c. 34.The Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847.

In section 3 the definition beginning " The expression ' quarter sessions ' ".

In section 185 the words from " holden " to " poor rates ", and the words from " but no such appeal " to the end of the section.

In section 186 the words from " holden " to the end of the section.

Section 187.

In section 189 the words from " and shall likewise" to " within their jurisdiction ".

Section 190.

10 & 11 Vict. c. 89.The Town Police Clauses Act 1847.In section 3 the definition beginning " The expression ' Quarter sessions ' ".
11 & 12 Vict. c. 42.The Indictable Offences Act 1848.In section 32 the words from " and also nothing " to the end of the section.
11 & 12 Vict. c. 43.The Summary Jurisdiction Act 1848.The whole Act.
12 & 13 Vict. c. 45.The Quarter Sessions Act 1849.The whole Act.
12 & 13 Vict. c. 109.The Petty Bag Act 1849.The whole Act.
13 & 14 Vict. c. 26.The Piracy Act 1850.In section 6 the words from " in Her Majesty's " to the end of the section except for the words " in England ".
14 & 15 Vict. c. 100.The Criminal procedure Act 1851.

Section 27.

In section 30 the words " and any nisi prius record ".

16 & 17 Vict. c. 30.The Criminal Procedure Act 1853.Section 2.
18 & 19 Vict. c. 15.The Judgments Act 1855.The whole Act.
21 & 22 Vict. c 73.The Stipendiary Magistrates Act 1858.

In section 3, the words from " acts to be " to " sessions or to".

Sections 9 to 1

24 & 25 Vict. c 45. 1The General Pier and Harbour Act 1861. 1In section 15 the words " England and ".
24 & 25 Vict. c. 97.The Malicious Damage Act 1861.

Section 68.

In section 69 the words " or adjudication made on appeal therefrom ".

25 & 26 Vict. c. 114.The Poaching Prevention Act 1862.

In section 5 the words " or adjudication made on appeal therefrom ".

Section 6.

27 & 28 Vict. c. 25.The Naval Prize Act 1864.In section 46 the words from " to be proceeded against " to " Admiralty, and ".
27 & 28 Vict. c. 39.The Union Assessment Committee Amendment Act 1864.The whole Act.
28 & 29 Vict. c. 104.The Crown Suits Act 1865.The whole Act.
30 & 31 Vict. c. 35.The Criminal Law Amendment Act 1867.In section 6 (as amended by the Magistrates' Courts Act 1952) the words " clerk of assize, clerk of the peace or other ".
30 & 31 Vict. c. 36.The Chester Courts Act 1867.The whole Act.
30 & 31 Vict. c. 48.The Sale of Land by Auction Act 1867.In section 8 the words " or of the Court of Chancery in the County Palatine of Lancaster ".
30 & 31 Vict. c. 115.The Justices of the Peace Act 1867.The whole Act.
32 & 33 Vict. c. 62.The Debtors Act 1869.

In section 10 the words from "As respects any other court " to " judge of such court ".

Section 29.

35 & 36 Vict. c. 51.The Judges Salaries Act 1872.In section 4 the words " county court judge ".
37 & 38 Vict. c. 45.The County of Hertford and Liberty of St. Alban Act 1874.

Sections 16 to 20.

Sections 36 and 37.

Section 42.

38 & 39 Vict. c. 17.The Explosives Act 1875.In section 75 the words from " where the justices" to " other local authority " and " itself".
38 & 39 Vict. c. 55.The Public Health Act 1875.In section 4 the definition of "court of quarter sessions ".
38 & 39 Vict. c. 86.The Conspiracy and Protection of Property Act 1875.Section 12.
38 & 39 Vict. c. 89.The Public Works Loans Act 1875.In section 33 the words from " The Court of Exchequer " to " the proceeding ".
39 & 40 Vict. c. 57.The Winter Assizes Act 1876.The whole Act.
39 & 40 Vict. c. 77.The Cruelty to Animals Act 1876.Section 16.
40 & 41 Vict. c. 46.The Winter Assizes Act 1877.The whole Act.
41 & 42 Vict. c. 50. 1The County of Hertford Act 1878.The whole Act.
42 & 43 Vict. c. 1.The Spring Assizes Act 1879.The whole Act.
42 & 43 Vict. c. 19.The Habitual Drunkards Act 1879.Section 30.
42 & 43 Vict. c. 49.The Summary Jurisdiction Act 1879.The whole Act.
44 & 45 Vict. c. 60.The Newspaper Libel and Registration Act 1881.In section 16 the words from " and enforced " to the end of the section.
45 & 46 Vict. c. 31.The Inferior Courts Judgments Extension Act 1882.In section 4 the words from " or, in the City " to " London Court".
45 & 46 Vict. c. 50.The Municipal Corporations Act 1882.

In section 105 the words " quarter and " and the words " or an assize courthouse with or without judge's lodgings ".

Section 150, but not so as to affect the areas which are rating areas at the commencement of this Act.

Section 151.

In section 152(1) the words from "in addition" to " section ".

In section 153(1) the words " and having a separate court of quarter sessions" and paragraph (a).

In section 154(2) the words " exercisable out of quarter sessions ".

In section 158(1) the words from " except that" to the end of the subsection.

In section 159(3) the words " at any court of gaol delivery or quarter sessions ".

Sections 162 to 168.

Sections 175 to 177.

Section 185.

In section 187 the words " or of a separate court of quarter sessions ".

Sections 188 and 189.

Section 219(2).

Section 225(7).

In section 234 the words " by the clerk of the peace (if any) for the borough " and paragraph (c).

In section 248(2) the words " court of quarter sessions " (where they first occur), " recorder " and the words " and clerk of the peace ".

Section 252.

In Schedule 5 paragraphs 4 and 6.

Schedule 6.

45 & 46 Vict. c. 72.The Revenue, Friendly Societies and National Debt Act 1882.Section 24(c).
46 & 47 Vict. c. 18.The Municipal Corporations Act 1883.In subsections (2) and (3) of section 15 the word " Recorder ".
50 & 51 Vict. c. 55.The Sheriffs Act 1887.

Section 9.

Section 13.

In section 14 subsections (2) and (3).

In section 29(3) the words " any court of assize, oyer and terminer or gaol delivery ".

Section 19.

In section 34(e) the words " to the return of panels or juries, or".

Section 35.

In section 36(4) the words from " and any jurisdiction " to the end of the section.

50 & 51 Vict. c. 71.The Coroners Act 1887.

In section 10(1) the words " found by a grand jury ".

Section 15.

51 & 52 Vict. c. 41.The Local Government Act 1888.

In section 3 paragraph (iv), in paragraph (ix) the words " the clerk of the peace and ", in paragraph (x) the words " the clerk of the peace and ".

Section 8.

In section 31 the words from " and if" in the proviso to the end of the section.

In section 32(3) paragraph (a) and in paragraph (b) the words " quarter sessions and " and the words from " and if " to the end of the paragraph.

In section 34(1)(a) the words " clerk of the peace and ".

Section 35(5).

Section 37.

In section 42(12) the words " Quarter sessions", the words " may be held and " and the words from " but no jurors" to the end of the subsection.

In section 46(5) the words " chairman of quarter sessions or " and the words " or for any assize courts" and the words " chairman or ".

Section 64(1)(a).

Section 81.

In section 83, subsections (4) and (9).

In section 100 in the definition of court costs the words " of assizes and ", " quarter and ", the words from " the judges' lodgings " to " peace ", " the costs of the jury lists " and the words from " the assizes " to " the judges " except for the words "petty sessions ".

52 & 53 Vict. c. 10.The Commissioners for Oaths Act 1889.In section 1(2) the words from " including all proceedings " to the end of the subsection.
52 & 53 Vict. c. 12.The Assizes Relief Act 1889.The whole Act.
52 & 53 Vict. c. 63.The Interpretation Act 1889.In section 13 paragraphs (4), (5) and (14).
54 & 55 Vict. c. 40.The Brine Pumping (Compensation for Subsidence) Act 1891.In section 42 the words from " The provisions of section 31 "to the end of the section.
57 & 58 Vict. c. 60.The Merchant Shipping Act 1894.Section 682.
63 & 64 Vict. c. 27.The Railway Employment (Prevention of Accidents) Act 1900.Section 11(2).
6 Edw. 7. c. 46.The Recorders, Stipendiary Magistrates, and Clerks of the Peace Act 1906.The whole Act.
8 Edw. 7. c. 41.The Assizes and Quarter Sessions Act 1908.The whole Act.
1 & 2 Geo. 5. c. 6.The Perjury Act 1911.

In section 9(1) the words from " or any sheriff" to " executed " and the words from " at the proper court " to the end of the subsection.

Section 9(2).

3 & 4 Geo. 5. c. 32.The Ancient Monuments Consolidation and Amendment Act 1913.Section 14(2).
4 & 5 Geo. 5. c. 59.The Bankruptcy Act 1914.In section 140 the words from " or in the Court" to " Lancaster ".
5 & 6 Geo. 5. c. 90.The Indictments Act 1915.

Section 2(3),

In Schedule 1 paragraph 13(3).

10 & 11 Geo. 5. c. 81.The Administration of Justice Act 1920.Section 3(2).
14 & 15 Geo. 5. c. 17.The County Courts Act 1924.

Section 3.

Section 5.

Section 11(2).

15 & 16 Geo. 5. c. 28.The Administration of Justice Act 1925. 1Section 19.
15&16 Geo. 5. c. 49.The Supreme Court of Judicature (Consolidation) Act 1925.

In section 3(1) the words from " or any person " to " High Court" in the first place where those words occur and the proviso to that subsection.

Section 18(2)(a)(vii)

Section 25.

Section 52.

Section 70 t0 83.

In section 98(1) the words " other than a criminal proceeding by the Crown ".

Section 104(2).

Section 105(2).

Section 106.

Section 109 and 109A.

Section 111 to 114.

Section 115(3).

Section 116(4).

Section 118(2).

Section 119(1).

Section 123.

Section 125.

Section 130 to 132.

Section 201.

In section 213(1) the words "or in any court created by any commission ".

In section 225 the definitions of " clerk of assize ", " commission of assize ", " county ", " spring assizes " and " winter assizes ".

In Schedule 1 the entry relating to the Petty Bag Act 1849.

In Schedule 3, in Part I, the words " Official Referee to the Supreme Court".

In Schedule 4 the entry relating to an Official Referee and in column 2 of that Schedule paragraphs 2(ii) and 4(iii).

Section 201.

Section 201.

Section 201.

15 & 16 Geo. 5. c. 86.The Criminal Justice Act 1925.

In section 11 subsections (1), (2) and (4).

Section 14.

Section 20.

Section 23.

In section 41(2)(b) the word " recorder ".

In section 49(2) the definition of quarter sessions.

16 & 17 Geo. 5. c. 59.The Coroners (Amendment) Act 1926.In section 25(2) the words from " and such rules " to the end of the subsection.
18 & 19 Geo. 5. c. 26.The Administration of Justice Act 1928.

Sections 3 and 4.

In Schedule 1, the amendments of sections 112 and 116 of the Judicature Act 1925.

19 & 20 Geo. 5. c. 17.The Local Government Act 1929.In section 79(1) the words " or special juror ".
20&21 Geo. 5. c. 44.The Land Drainage Act 1930.In section 30(4) the words from the beginning to " section, but".
20&21 Geo. 5. c. 51.The Reservoirs (Safety Provisions) Act 1930.In section 5(1) the words " for the county or borough in which any part of the reservoir is situate ".
21&22Geo.5. c. 45.The Local Government (Clerks) Act 1931.The whole Act.
23&24Geo.5. c. 12.The Children and Young Persons Act 1933.Section 56(2)(b).
23&24Geo.5. c. 36.The Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1933.

Section 1.

In section 2, in subsection (1) the words " or chairman ", subsections (4) and (5) and in subsection (6) the words " or of a commissioner of assize ".

In Schedule 2. paragraph 2.

23 & 24 Geo. 5. c. 38.The Summary Jurisdiction (Appeals) Act 1933.The whole Act.
23 & 24 Geo. 5. c. 51.The Local Government Act 1933.

Section 59(3).

In section 98 the words from " but" to the end of the section.

In section 100 subsection (2) and in subsection (3) in paragraph (a) the words from " or if " to " either office ", proviso (i) and in proviso (ii) the words from the beginning to " of the county ", and in subsection (4) the words from " or, where" to " those offices ".

In section 148(1)(d) the words " court of quarter sessions ", " clerk of the peace" and the word " sessions ".

Section 242(2).

In section 275(3) the words " palatine court or ".

24 & 25 Geo. 5. c. 53.The County Courts Act 1934.

Section 9.

Section 29.

Part I of Schedule 1.

1 Edw. 8 & 1 Geo. 6. c. 68.The Local Government Superannuation Act 1937.

Section 19.

Part II of Schedule 2.

1 & 2 Geo. 6. c. 63.The Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1938.

Sections 1 to 5.

In section 8 the words " or court of quarter sessions ",.

Section 11.

In Schedule 2 the amendments of sections 77 and 78 of the Judicature Act, of the Criminal Justice Act 1925 and of the local Acts for Middlesex and Hertfordshire.

1 & 2 Geo. 6. c. 67.The Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Act 1938.In section 2 subsections (2) and (3).
9 & 10 Geo. 6. c. 78.The Supreme Court of Judicature (Circuit Officers) Act 1946.The whole Act.
11 & 12 Geo. 6. c. 24.The Police Pensions Act 1948.Section 5(2)(3).
11 & 12 Geo. 6. c. 38.The Companies Act 1948.In section 270(9) the words following " Lord Chancellor " to " that court".
11 & 12 Geo. 6. c. 58.The Criminal Justice Act 1948.

In section 8(3) paragraph (b) of the proviso.

Section 17(3)

Section 20(4).

In section 35(2) the words " chairman of quarter sessions, recorder" and subsection (3).

Section 37(5).

In Schedule 9 the amendments of the Diplomatic Privileges Act 1708, the Beerhouse Act 1840, the Queen's Remembrancer Act 1859, the Local Government Act 1888, the Criminal Appeal Act 1907, the Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1908, the Licensing (Consolidation) Act 1910, the Local Government (Clerks) Act 1931 and the Summary Jurisdiction (Appeals) Act 1933.

12, 13 & 14 Geo. 6. c. 51.The Legal Aid and Advice Act 1949.In Schedule 1 heads (e) to (k) of paragraph 1 and paragraph 5.
12, 13 & 14 Geo. 6. c. 68.The Representation of the People Act 1949.

Section 45(6).

In section 111, subsections (1), (2), (4) and (7), and in subsection (3) the words " by the sheriff, mayor or other person ".

In section 163 in the definition of " public office " the words " clerk of the peace ".

12, 13 & 14 Geo. 6. c. 97.The National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.In section 31, in subsection (2) paragraphs (a) and (d), and in subsections (3), (4), (5) and (6) the words " or committee" wherever they occur, and subsection (7).
12, 13 & 14 Geo. 6. c. 101.The Justices of the Peace Act 1949.

In section 8(4), as set out in Schedule 4 to the Justices of the Peace Act 1968, the words " or recorder " and the words from " and a paid " to the end of the subsection, and section 8(8)(a).

Section 10(5) except as respects Orders made before the coming into force of this repeal.

In section 13, in subsection (1) the words " as a court of quarter sessions or " and in subsection (4) the words " at quarter sessions or ".

In section 16, paragraph (b) of the proviso to subsection (2), subsection (5) from the words " so however " onwards and subsection (6)(a).

In section 20(6) the words " clerk of the peace ".

In section 27(2) the words from " otherwise " to " sessions ".

Sections 38 and 39.

In section 44(1) the definition of "court of quarter sessions ".

In Schedule 2—

in paragraph 11, in sub-paragraph (1) from the words " and the reference " to the end of the sub-paragraph, and in sub-paragraph (2) the words from " and in the case" to the end of the sub-paragraph, paragraphs 12 and 13, in paragraph 17, except as respects Orders made before the coming into force of this repeal, in sub-paragraph (1) the words " (including recorders)" and " court of quarter sessions or" (twice), and in sub-paragraph (2), in paragraph (a), the words "in or out of quarter sessions (including a recorder)" and paragraph (d).

In Schedule 4 paragraphs 1(3) and 4.

14 & 15 Geo. 6. c. 11.The Administration of Justice (Pensions) Act 1950.

Section 22.

In Schedule 1 the entry beginning " Judge appointed for a district " and the entries relating to an Official Referee and to a Clerk of Assize.

In Schedule 2, in the amendment of the County Courts Act 1934, the words from " in Part I " to " fortieths ".

Schedule 4.

14 & 15 Geo. 6. c. 39.The Common Informers Act 1951.In the Schedule the entries relating to the Levy of Fines Act 1822, the Juries Act 1825 and the Summary Jurisdiction Act 1848.
14 & 15 Geo. 6. c. 65.The Reserve and Auxiliary Forces (Protection of Civil Interests) Act 1951.

In section 48 the words " or clerk of the peace ".

In Schedule 2, in Part I, the entry relating to clerk and deputy clerk of the peace, in Part II the two entries relating to clerk and deputy clerk of the peace.

15 & 16 Geo. 6 & 1 Eliz. 2. c. 52.The Prison Act 1952.

In section 6, subsection (1), in subsection (2) the words from " other than " to " section ", in subsection (3) the words " visiting committees and" and the words " visiting committee or ", and subsection (4).

Section 20.

In section 25(7) the words " but not for the purpose of subsection (2) thereof".

In section 43(4)(a), the words " subsection (1) of section six ".

15 & 16 Geo. 6 & 1 Eliz. 2. c. 55.The Magistrates' Courts Act 1952.

Section 1(4).

Sections 9 to 12.

In section 19(3) the words " tell him before what court he would be tried if tried by a jury and ".

In section 25(3) the words " tell him before what court he would be tried if tried by a jury and ".

In section 34 the words " of assize or quarter sessions ".

Section 84.

Section 85(1).

In section 126(1) the definition of " clerk of assize ".

In Schedule 2 paragraph 6.

In Schedule 5, in the amendment of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1867 the words " clerk of assize, clerk of the peace or other", and the amendments of the Assizes Relief Act 1889, the Summary Jurisdiction (Appeals) Act 1933 and sections 20 and 29 of the Criminal Justice Act 1948.

15 & 16 Geo. 6 & 1 Eliz. 2. c. 68.The Cinematograph Act 1952.Section 6(2).
1 & 2 Eliz. 2. c. 25.The Local Government Superannuation Act 1953.

Section 24.

In Schedule 1, paragraph 11.

2 & 3 Eliz. 2. c. 27.The Judges' Remuneration Act 1954.The whole Act.
2 & 3 Eliz, 2. c. 38.The Supreme Court Officers (Pensions) Act 1954.

Section 1.

Section 3.

4 & 5 Eliz. 2. c. 34.The Criminal Justice Administration Act 1956.

Part I.

Sections 13 to 15.

Section 16(1)(a).

In section 17, in subsection (1) the words from " nor" to the end of the subsection, and subsections (3) and (4).

Sections 19 and 20.

In section 21(2) the words from " except" to the end of the subsection.

Schedule 1.

4 & 5 Eliz. 2. c. 46.The Administration of Justice Act 1956.

Sections 9 and 10.

In section 25(1) the words from the beginning to " accordingly ".

Section 52.

4 & 5 Eliz. 2. c. 69.The Sexual Offences Act 1956.

In section 37(2) the words " if an indictment is not triable by a court of quarter sessions ".

In Schedule 2, in column 2, the words " not triable at quarter sessions" wherever they occur, and in paragraph 16 the words from " triable " to " not otherwise " (twice).

5 & 6 Eliz. 2. c. 20.The House of Commons Disqualification Act 1957.

In Schedule 1, in Part I, all the entries from the first entry beginning " Commissioner " to the entry beginning " Judge of a County Court" except the entries relating to— Judge of the Courts-Martial Appeal Court, and

Chairman of the Scottish Lands Court;

the six entries beginning with that relating to the Presiding Judge of the Liverpool Court of Passage and ending with the last entry beginning with the words " Whole-time salaried"; and the entry " Official Referee to the Supreme Court".

In Schedule 1, in Part III, the entry " Clerk of Assize" and the entry " Registrar of any district of the Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Lancaster ".

In Schedule 1, in Part IV the entries relating to a recorder and to a chairman or deputy chairman of a court of quarter sessions.

In Schedule 3, in Part III of Schedule 1 as there set out the words " Clerk of Assize ".

5 & 6 Eliz. 2. c. 27.The Solicitors Act 1957.

In section 18(1) the words " any court of assize, any general or quarter sessions ".

In section 29(5) in the definition of " county office " the words " clerk or deputy clerk of the peace of a county ", the words " the court of quarter sessions or by " and the words " or by a joint committee of the court of quarter sessions and the county council".

5 & 6 Eliz. 2. c. 46.The Judicial Offices (Salaries and Pensions) Act 1957.

In section 1, subsection (1)(a), in subsection (2) the words " to a recorder" and subsection (6).

Section 2.

Schedule 1.

5 & 6 Eliz. 2. c. 52.The Geneva Conventions Act 1957.In section 1(3) the words " Neither a court of quarter sessions ".
5 & 6 Eliz. 2. c. 56.The Housing Act 1957.Section 14(6)(7).
6 & 7 Eliz. 2. c. 55.The Local Government Act 1958.In section 38(2) the words " and a court of quarter sessions ".
7 & 8 Eliz, 2. c. 5.The Adoption Act 1958.Section 31(5). ;
7 & 8 Eliz. 2. c. 22.The County Courts Act 1959.

In section 2(2), the proviso.

Sections 3 to 10.

Sections 12 to 17.

Section 28.

Section 33.

In section 34(1) the words from " so however " to the end of the subsection.

In Schedule 2, paragraph 2(1).

7 & 8 Eliz. 2. c. 25.The Highways Act 1959.

In section 60, subsections (1), (3), (4) and (5).

Section 275(3).

In section 276, in subsection (1) the words from " the appeal" to the end of the subsection, and subsections (4), (7), (8) and (9).

7 & 8 Eliz. 2. c. 72.The Mental Health Act 1959.

Section 67(2).

Section 68(3).

Section 70(4).

Section 115(3).

10 & 11 Eliz. 2. c. 15.The Criminal Justice Administration Act 1962.

Section 2.

In section 3 subsections (3) and (5).

Sections 4 to 10.

Sections 14 to 18.

Section 21(3).

Schedule 4 except for the amendments (in Part I) of the South Staffordshire Stipendiary Justices Act 1899 and (in Part II) of section 24 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1952.

1963 c. 2.The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963.

In Schedule 2, in paragraph 6, the words from " in accordance " to " 1849 ".

In Schedule 3, in paragraph 13(2), the words from " in accordance " to " 1849 ".

In Schedule 7, in paragraph 5, the words from " in accordance " to " 1849 ".

1963 c. 33.The London Government Act 1963.In Schedule 6 paragraph 20.
1963 c. 37.The Children and Young Persons Act 1963.

Section 19.

In Schedule 3 paragraphs 28 and 51.

1964 c. 26.The Licensing Act 1964.

Section 21(3).

Subsections (1) and (2) of section 23.

In section 38(e) the words " for the constitution, where requisite, of committees of quarter sessions as standing committees, and ".

1 Section 154(2).

In Schedule 11, in paragraph 14, the words from the beginning to " be ".

1964 c. 42.The Administration of Justice Act 1964.

Section 1.

In section 2, in subsection (3) the words " quarter sessions " and " the clerk of the peace ", and in subsection (4) the words from " and accordingly " to the end of the subsection.

Sections 4 to 8.

Section 10(5)(a).

In section 13(2) the words " the chairman of the court of quarter sessions and " and the word " each ".

Section 23.

In section 25, subsection (1), in subsection (2) the words " commissions of assize and ", " quarter sessions" and " clerks of the peace " and subsections (3) and (4).

In section 26 the words " quarter sessions ".

In section 28, in subsection (2)(a) the words " or clerk of the peace ", subsection (2)(b) and in subsection (3) the words from "and 'clerk of the peace '"to the end of the subsection.

Section 29.

Sections 34 and 35.

Schedules 1 and 2.

In Schedule 3 paragraphs 11, 14. 17. 22(1)(2). 23(1) and 28.

Schedule 4.

1964 c. 84.The Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964.In section 5(4), the words from " at the next " to " have been tried ".
1964 c. iv.The City of London (Courts) Act 1964.

Sections 4 to 6.

Section 8.

Sections 9 to 11.

Sections 13 and 14.

In section 15 the words and the assistant judge of the court", the words " and the assistant judge" and the

proviso.

Sections 16 to 21.

1965 c. 66.The Hire-Purchase Act 1965.Section 50.
1965 c. 69.The Criminal Procedure (Attendance of Witnesses) Act 1965.

Section 3(3).

Sections 5 and 6.

Section 7(1).

In Schedule 1, in paragraph 1 the words following " rules of court", in paragraph 2 the words " or, as the case may be, standing orders" and sub-paragraph (c).

In Schedule 2, the amendments of the Quarter Sessions Act 1842, and of the Assizes Relief Act 1889.

1966 c. 31.The Criminal Appeal Act 1966.

In section 1(3) the words " of the Queen's Bench Division " and paragraph (a).

Section 3(1).

In Schedule 2 paragraph 5.

1967 c. 9.The General Rate Act 1967.

In section 7(1) the words " in accordance with the Quarter Sessions Act 1849 " and the words " having jurisdiction in the rating district concerned ".

In section 99(5) the words lor the area where the rate was made ".

1967 c. 19.The Private Places of Entertainment (Licensing) Act 1967.In section 5(4) the words from " and section 31 " to the end of the subsection.
1967 c. 28.The Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1967.In section 3(4) in paragraph (a), in sub-paragraph (iii) the words " 9 or" and sub-paragraphs (vii) and (viii).
1967 c. 56.The Matrimonial Causes Act 1967.In section 2(2) the words from " and may so provide " to the end of the subsection.
1967 c. 58.The Criminal Law Act 1967.

Section 8.

Schedule 1.

In Schedule 2, paragraph 1 and paragraph 15(2).

1967 c. 80.The Criminal Justice Act 1967.

In section 22(4) the words " a court of quarter sessions ".

In section 41, in subsection (1) the words " before which he appears or is brought " in the first place where they occur, in subsection (2) the words " having power to deal with him in respect of the suspended sentence " and subsection (3).

In section 42(5) the words from " but if a warrant" to the end of the subsection.

In section 47, subsection (5), and in subsection (7) the words " and the clerk of the court".

Section 54(4).

Section 56(7).

In section 76(4), in paragraph (b) the words from " or any other court " to " 1962 " and in paragraph (c) the words from " or any other court" to " section 16 ".

In section 95, subsections (4) and (5).

In section 104(1) the definition of " the clerk of the court".

1968 c. 5.The Administration of Justice Act 1968.Section 1(1)(b)(iii).
1968 c. 19.The Criminal Appeal Act 1968.

In section 8(1), the words from " and shall be tried " to the end of the subsection.

In section 24(2) the words from " and the reference " to the end of the subsection.

In section 39(3) the words from " and the reference " to the end of the subsection.

In Schedule 5 the amendment of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933.

1968 c. 27.The Firearms Act 1968.

Section 44(2)(a).

In Schedule 3, in Part I, paragraph 1.

In Schedule 5, in Part I, the whole of the second column.

1968 c. 60.The Theft Act 1968.

Section 29(1).

d fo:border-right-style="solid"> In Schedule 2, in Part III, the amendment of the Criminal Law Act 1967.

1968 c. 63.The Domestic and Appellate Proceedings (Restriction of Publicity) Act 1968.In section 1(4), the words " the Chancery Court of a County Palatine " and the words from "the Crown Court at Liverpool " to " quarter sessions ".
1968 c. 69.The Justices of the Peace Act 1968.

Section 1(8)(b).

In Schedule 1, all except the entries (in all three columns) for stipendiary magistrates and the Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis.

In Schedule 3, paragraph 2(2), in paragraph 3, the words " quarter sessions " and " the clerk of the peace ", in paragraph 4, sub-paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) and paragraph 7.

1969 c. 54.The Children and Young Persons Act 1969.Section 3(9).
1969 c. 58.The Administration of Justice Act 1969.

In section 12 subsection (2)(b) and in subsection (8) the words " or commissioner" and " or paragraph (b) ".

Section 25(1)(a).

Section 26(1).

1970 c. 31.The Administration of Justice Act 1970.

Sections 7 and 8.

Section 45(1).

In Schedule 2, in paragraph 6 the amendments of sections 70, 109, 113, 115 and 116 of the Judicature Act 1925, and paragraph 10.

In Schedule 9, paragraphs 8 and 21.

The repeal by this Schedule of any enactment in the Companies Clauses Consolidation Act 1845, or in any other Act enacted for incorporation in other Acts, shall extend so as to repeal that enactment as incorporated in any Act.

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