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Administration of Justice Act 1973

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9(1)Subject to any express amendment or repeal made by this Act, any enactment passed or instrument made before the passing of this Act shall have effect from the beginning of April 1974 as if—

(a)any reference to a person appointed justice by a commission of the peace or to a person being removed from a commission of the peace were a reference to his being appointed or removed from office as a justice of the peace in accordance with section 1 of this Act; and

(b)any reference to a supplemental list kept by virtue of section 4 of the Justices of the Peace Act 1949 in connection with the commission of the peace for any area were a reference to the supplemental list for England and Wales kept under section 1 of this Act.

(2)For section 33(2) of the Solicitors Act 1957 (which restricts the right to practise of a solicitor who is a justice of the peace for any area and whose name is not on the supplemental list) there shall be substituted—

(2)Where a solicitor is a justice of the peace for any area, that shall not subject him or any partner of his to any disqualification under this section if his name is entered in the supplemental list kept under section 1 of the Administration of Justice Act 1973 ; and where a solicitor is, as being Lord Mayor or alderman, a justice of the peace for the City of London, that shall not subject him or any partner of his to any disqualification under this section, if he is in accordance with section 1(6) of that Act excluded from the exercise of his functions as a justice for the City.

10(1)In section 1 of the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 for the words from " and by warrant" to " those several counties" there shall be substituted the words

and from time to time by warrant under his sign manual to appoint during His Majesty's pleasure a Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis to execute the duties of chief officer of the police force hereby established; and any person holding office as Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis at the coming into force of this paragraph shall be deemed to have been appointed under that section as so amended.

(2)Subject to any express amendment or repeal made by this Act, any reference in the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 or in any other enactment passed before the Metropolitan Police Act 1856 to the justices appointed under the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 or to the Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis shall continue to have effect as a reference to the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.

11(1)In Schedule 1 to the Administration of Justice (Pensions) Act 1950 for the entries relating to metropolitan police magistrates and stipendiary magistrates pensionable under section 33 of the Justices of the Peace Act 1949 there shall, in relation to persons serving as stipendiary magistrates after the coming into force of section 2 of this Act, be substituted—

" Stipendiary magistrate in England or Wales.Service as stipendiary magistrate in England or Wales ".

(2)In the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971, in Schedule 2, there shall be added at the end of paragraph 13 the words

or under Part I of Schedule 1 to the Administration of Justice Act 1973.

12In the Justices of the Peace Act 1949 in section 27 (as amended by section 61 of the Criminal Justice Act 1972) the reference in subsection (2)(b) to section 8 of the Justices of the Peace Act 1949 shall have effect, in relation to payments made after the beginning of April 1974, as a reference to Part III of this Schedule.

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