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309 Forms of procedure.S

(1)The forms of procedure under this Part of this Act shall be in the forms set out in F1. . . an Act of Adjournal under this Act or as nearly as may be in such forms.

(2)Warrants of apprehension and search shall be signed by the judge granting the same, but all other warrants, orders of court, and sentences may be signed either by the judge or by the clerk of court, and execution upon any warrant, order of court, or sentence may proceed either upon such warrant, order of court, or sentence itself or upon an extract thereof issued and signed by the clerk of court.

(3)Where, as preliminary to any procedure, a sworn information is required, such information may be sworn to before any judge, whether the subsequent procedure be in his court or another court.

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F1Words in s. 309(1) repealed (31.3.1996 subject to transitional provisions and savings in the commencing S.I.) by 1995 c. 20, s. 117, Sch. 6 Pt. I para. 107, Sch. 7 Pt. I; S.I. 1996/517, arts. 3(2), 4-6, Sch. 2

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