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Courts Act 1971

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15Crown Court rules

(1)In this or any other Act "Crown Court rules" means rules made under this section.

(2)Crown Court rules shall be made by the Lord Chancellor together with any four or more of the following persons, namely—

(a)the Lord Chief Justice,

(b)two other judges of the Supreme Court,

(c)two Circuit judges,

(d)the registrar of criminal appeals,

(e)a justice of the peace,

(f)two practising barristers, and

(g)two practising solicitors. The said persons acting under this subsection shall be called " the Crown Court rule committee ".

(3)The said persons to act under subsection (2) above with the Lord Chancellor (other than the Lord Chief Justice and the registrar of criminal appeals) shall be appointed by the Lord Chancellor for such time as he may think fit.

(4)Before appointing a person under paragraph (f) or paragraph (g) of subsection (2) above the Lord Chancellor shall consult, if under paragraph (f), the Chairman of the General Council of the Bar, and if under paragraph (g), the President of the Law Society.

(5)Crown Court rules shall be made by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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