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Courts Act 1971

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59Short title, commencement and extent

(1)This Act may be cited as the Courts Act 1971.

(2)This Act shall come into force on such date as the Lord Chancellor may by order in a statutory instrument appoint, and different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act, or for different purposes.

(3)Without prejudice to the other transitory provisions of this Act, any order under this section may make such transitional provision as appears to the Lord Chancellor to be necessary or expedient in connection with the provisions thereby brought into force, including such adaptations of those provisions or any provisions of this Act then in force, and such savings of the provisions repealed by this Act, as appear to him to be necessary or expedient in consequence of the partial operation of this Act (whether before or after the day appointed by the order).

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

(5)The following provisions of this Act, and no others, shall extend to Scotland—

(a)section 13(8) and, so far as it relates to the Court of Session, section 46,

(b)any provision of this Act amending or repealing any provision of the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1957,

(c)any provision of this Act affecting the operation of the law of Scotland in relation to courts in England and Wales,

(d)the provisions of this Act about interpretation and commencement,

(e)Schedule 8 to this Act so far as it amends section 14 of the Indictable Offences Act 1848, and sections 72A and 72B of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1952.

(6)The following provisions of this Act, and no others, shall extend to Northern Ireland—

(a)section 46 of this Act except so far as it relates to the Court of Session and section 58,

(b)any provision of this Act which amends or repeals any provision of the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1957,

(c)any provision of this Act affecting the operation of the law of Northern Ireland in relation to courts in England and Wales,

(d)the provisions of this Act about interpretation and commencement,

(e)Schedule 8 to this Act so far as it amends section 12 of the Indictable Offences Act 1848 and section 30 of the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851.

(7)Schedule 8 to this Act shall extend to the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands so far as it amends section 13 of the Indictable Offences Act 1848.

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