Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Criminal Jurisdiction and Procedure

    1. Jurisdiction to issue process and deal with charges

      1. 1. Issue of summons to accused or warrant for his arrest.

      2. 2.Trial of summary offences

      3. 3. Offences committed on boundaries, etc.

      4. 3A. Offences committed on ships and abroad.

      5. 3B. Transfer of trials of summary offences.

    2. Committal proceedings

      1. 4. General nature of committal proceedings.

      2. 5. Adjournment of inquiry.

      3. 5A. Evidence which is admissible.

      4. 5B. Written statements.

      5. 5C. Depositions.

      6. 5D. Statements.

      7. 5E. Other documents.

      8. 5F. Proof by production of copy.

      9. 6. Discharge or committal for trial.

      10. 7. Place of trial on indictment.

      11. 8. Restrictions on reports of commital proceedings.

    3. Pre-trial hearings

      1. 8A.Power to make rulings at pre-trial hearing

      2. 8B.Effect of rulings at pre-trial hearing

      3. 8C.Restrictions on reporting

      4. 8D.Offences in connection with reporting

    4. Summary trial of information

      1. 9. Procedure on trial.

      2. 10. Adjournment of trial.

      3. 11. Non-appearance of accused: general provisions.

      4. 12. Non-appearance of accused: plea of guilty.

      5. 12A. Application of section 12 where accused appears.

      6. 13. Non-appearance of accused: issue of warrant.

      7. 14. Proceedings invalid where accused did not know of them.

      8. 15. Non-appearance of prosecutor.

      9. 16. Non-appearance of both parties.

    5. Offences triable on indictment or summarily

      1. 17. Certain offences triable either way.

      2. 17A. Initial procedure: accused to indicate intention as to plea.

      3. 17B. Intention as to plea: absence of accused.

      4. 17C. Intention as to plea: adjournment.

      5. 17D.Maximum penalty under section 17A(6) or 17B(2)(c) for certain offences

      6. 17E.Functions under sections 17A to 17D capable of exercise by single justice

      7. 18. Initial procedure on information against adult for offence triable either way.

      8. 19. Court to begin by considering which mode of trial appears more suitable.

      9. 20. Procedure where summary trial appears more suitable.

      10. 20A.Procedure where summary trial appears more suitable: supplementary

      11. 21. Procedure where trial on indictment appears more suitable.

      12. 22. Certain offences triable either way to be tried summarily if value involved is small.

      13. 23. Power of court, with consent of legally represented accused, to proceed in his absence.

      14. 24. Summary trial of information against child or young person for indictable offence.

      15. 24A.Child or young person to indicate intention as to plea in certain cases

      16. 24B.Intention as to plea by child or young person: absence of accused

      17. 24C.Intention as to plea by child or young person: adjournment

      18. 24D.Functions under sections 24A to 24C capable of exercise by single justice

      19. 25. Power to change from summary trial to committal proceedings, and vice versa.

      20. 26. Power to issue summons to accused in certain circumstances.

      21. 27. Effect of dismissal of information for offence triable either way.

    6. Transfer of criminal proceedings

      1. 27A.Power to transfer criminal proceedings

      2. 28.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    7. Power to remit person under 17 for trial to juvenile court

      1. 29. Power of magistrates’ court to remit a person under 17 for trial to a youth court in certain circumstances.

    8. Remand for medical examination

      1. 30. Remand for medical examination.

    9. Powers in respect of offenders

      1. 31. General limit on power of magistrates’ court to impose imprisonment.

      2. 32. Penalties on summary conviction for offences triable either way.

      3. 33. Maximum penalties on summary conviction in pursuance of section 22.

      4. 34. Mitigation of penalties, etc.

      5. 35. Fixing amount of fine.

      6. 36. Restriction on fines in respect of young persons.

      7. 36A. Alterations of names of petty sessions areas in inner London area.

      8. 37. Committal to Crown Court with a view to borstal sentence.

      9. 38. Committal for sentence on summary trial of offence triable either way

      10. 38A. Committal for sentence on indication of guilty plea to offence triable either way.

      11. 39. Cases where magistrates’ court may remit offender to another such court for sentence.

      12. 40. Restriction on amount payable under compensation order of magistrates’ court.

    10. Miscellaneous

      1. 41. Restriction on grant of bail in treason.

      2. 42. Restriction on justices sitting after dealing with bail.

      3. 43. Bail on arrest.

      4. 43A. Functions of magistrates’ court where a person in custody is brought before it with a view to his appearance before the Crown Court.

      5. 43B. Power to grant bail where police bail has been granted.

      6. 44. Aiders and abettors.

      7. 45. Incitement.

      8. 46. Corporations.

      9. 47. Service of summons out of time after failure to prove service by post.

      10. 48. Return of property taken from accused.

      11. 49.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      12. 50. Construction of references to complaint in enactments dealing with offences.

  3. Part II Civil Jurisdiction and Procedure

    1. Jurisdiction to issue summons and deal with complaints

      1. 51.Issue of summons on complaint

      2. 52. Jurisdiction to deal with complaints.

    2. Hearing of complaint

      1. 53. Procedure on hearing.

      2. 54. Adjournment

      3. 55. Non-appearance of defendant.

      4. 56. Non-appearance of complainant.

      5. 57. Non-appearance of both parties.

    3. Transfer of civil proceedings (other than family proceedings)

      1. 57A.Power to transfer civil proceedings (other than family proceedings)

    4. Civil debt

      1. 58. Money recoverable summarily as civil debt.

    5. Orders for periodical payment

      1. 59. Orders for periodical payment: means of payment.

      2. 59A. Orders for periodical payment: proceedings by designated officer.

      3. 59B.Maintenance orders: penalty for breach.

      4. 60. Revocation, variation, etc. of orders for periodical payment.

      5. 61. Periodical payments payable by one person under more than one order.

    6. Payments to children

      1. 62. Provisions as to payments required to be made to a child, etc.

    7. Orders other than for payment of money

      1. 63. Orders other than for payment of money.

    8. Costs

      1. 64. Power to award costs and enforcement of costs.

    9. Domestic proceedings

      1. 65. Meaning of domestic proceedings.

      2. 66. Composition of magistrates’ courts for family proceedings: general.

      3. 67. Family proceedings courts.

      4. 68. Combined domestic court panels.

      5. 69. Sittings of magistrates’ courts for domestic proceedings.

      6. 70. Jurisdiction of magistrates’ courts in inner London for domestic proceedings.

      7. 71. Newspaper reports of domestic proceedings.

      8. 72. Report by probation officer on means of parties.

      9. 73. Examination of witnesses by court.

      10. 74. Reasons for decisions in domestic proceedings.

  4. Part III Satisfaction and Enforcement

    1. General provisions

      1. 75. Power to dispense with immediate payment.

      2. 76. Enforcement of sums adjudged to be paid.

      3. 77. Postponement of issue of warrant.

      4. 78. Defect in distress warrant and irregularity in its execution.

      5. 79. Release from custody and reduction of detention on payment.

      6. 80. Application of money found on defaulter to satisfy sum adjudged.

    2. Sums adjudged to be paid by a conviction

      1. 81. Enforcement of fines imposed on young offenders.

      2. 82. Restriction on power to impose imprisonment for default.

      3. 83. Process for securing attendance of offender . . . .

      4. 84. Power to require statement of means.

      5. 85. Power to remit fine.

      6. 85A. Variation of instalments of sum adjudged to be paid by conviction.

      7. 86. Power of magistrates’ court to fix day for appearance of offender at means inquiry etc.

      8. 87. Enforcement of payment of fines by High Court and county court.

      9. 87A. Fines imposed on companies.

      10. 88. Supervision pending payment.

      11. 89. Transfer of fine order.

      12. 90. Transfer of fines to Scotland or Northern Ireland.

      13. 91. Transfer of fines from Scotland or Northern Ireland.

    3. Sums adjudged to be paid by an order

      1. 92. Restriction on power to impose imprisonment for default.

      2. 93. Complaint for arrears.

      3. 94. Effect of committal on arrears.

      4. 94A. Interest on arrears.

      5. 95. Remission of arrears and manner in which arrears to be paid.

      6. 96. Civil debt: complaint for non-payment.

      7. 96A. Application of Part III to persons aged 17 to 20.

  5. Part IV Witnesses and Evidence

    1. Procuring attendance of witness

      1. 97. Summons to witness and warrant for his arrest.

      2. 97A. Summons or warrant as to committal proceedings.

    2. Evidence generally

      1. 98. Evidence on oath.

      2. 99. Proof of non-payment of sum adjudged.

      3. 100. Statement of wages to be evidence.

      4. 101. Onus of proving exceptions, etc.

    3. Evidence in criminal cases

      1. 102. Written statements before examining justices.

      2. 103. Evidence of persons under 14 in committal proceedings for assault, sexual offences etc.

      3. 104. Proof of previous convictions.

      4. 105. Deposition of person dangerously ill.

    4. Offences

      1. 106. False written statements tendered in evidence.

      2. 107. False statements in declaration proving service, etc.

  6. Part V Appeal and Case Stated

    1. Appeal

      1. 108. Right of appeal to the Crown Court.

      2. 109. Abandonment of appeal.

      3. 110. Enforcement of decision of the Crown Court.

    2. Case stated

      1. 111. Statement of case by magistrates’ court.

      2. 111A.Appeals on ground of error of law etc in family proceedings

      3. 112.Effect of decisions made on case stated or on appeal

    3. Supplemental provisions as to appeal and case stated

      1. 113. Bail on appeal or case stated.

      2. 114. Recognizances and fees on case stated.

  7. Part VI Recognizances

    1. Recognizances to keep the peace or be of good behaviour

      1. 115. Binding over to keep the peace or be of good behaviour.

      2. 116. Discharge of recognizance to keep the peace or be of good behaviour on complaint of surety.

    2. Other provisions

      1. 117. Warrant endorsed for bail.

      2. 118. Varying or dispensing with requirement as to sureties.

      3. 119. Postponement of taking recognizance.

      4. 120. Forfeiture of recognizance.

  8. Part VII Miscellaneous and Supplementary

    1. Constitution and place of sitting of magistrates’ courts

      1. 121. Constitution and place of sitting of court.

    2. Appearance by counsel or solicitor

      1. 122. Appearance by counsel or solicitor.

    3. Process

      1. 123. Defect in process.

      2. 124. Process valid notwithstanding death, etc., of justice.

      3. 125. Warrants.

      4. 125ZA.Warrants of control

      5. 125A. Civilian enforcement officers.

      6. 125B. Execution by approved enforcement agency.

      7. 125BA.Powers of persons authorised under section 125A or 125B

      8. 125C. Disclosure of information for enforcing warrants.

      9. 125CA.Power to make disclosure order

      10. 125CB.Use of information supplied under disclosure order

      11. 125D. Execution by person not in possession of warrant.

      12. 126. Execution of certain warrants outside England and Wales.

    4. Limitation of time

      1. 127. Limitation of time.

    5. Remand

      1. 128. Remand in custody or on bail.

      2. 128A. Remands in custody for more than eight days.

      3. 129. Further remand.

      4. 130. Transfer of remand hearings.

      5. 131. Remand of accused already in custody.

    6. Restrictions on imprisonment

      1. 132. Minimum term.

      2. 133. Consecutive terms of imprisonment.

    7. Detention for short periods

      1. 134.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 135. Detention of offender for one day in court-house or police station.

      3. 136. Committal to custody overnight at police station for non-payment of sum adjudged by conviction.

    8. Fees, fines, forfeitures, etc.

      1. 137. Fees.

      2. 138. Remission of fees

      3. 139. Disposal of sums adjudged to be paid by conviction.

      4. 140. Disposal of non-pecuniary forfeitures.

    9. Clerks to justices

      1. 141. Clerks to justices.

    10. Power to rectify mistakes etc.

      1. 142. Power of magistrates’ court to re-open cases to rectify mistakes etc.

    11. Power to alter sums specified in certain provisions

      1. 143.Power to alter sums specified in certain provisions.

    12. Rules

      1. 144. Rule committee and rules of procedure.

      2. 144A.Rules to be made if required by Lord Chancellor

      3. 145. Rules: supplementary provisions.

      4. 145A. Rules: costs order against legal representative.

    13. Rules about youth courts

      1. 146. Rules relating to youth court panels and composition of youth courts.

    14. Occasional court-houses

      1. 147. Occasional court-house.

    15. Interpretation

      1. 148.“Magistrates’ court”.

      2. 149. Isles of Scilly.

      3. 150. Interpretation of other terms.

    16. Miscellaneous

      1. 151. Application of Act to distress for rates.

      2. 152. Saving for juvenile courts.

      3. 153. Magistrates’ court may sit on Sundays and public holidays.

    17. Repeals, short title, etc.

      1. 154. Consequential amendments, transitional provisions, repeals, etc.

      2. 155. Short title, extent and commencement.

  9. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      OFFENCES TRIABLE EITHER WAY BY VIRTUE OF SECTION 17

      1. 1.Offences at common law of public nuisance.

      2. 1A.An offence at common law of outraging public decency.

      3. 2.Offences under section 8 of the Disorderly Houses Act 1751...

      4. 3.Offences consisting in contravention of section 13 of the Statutory...

      5. 4.Offences under section 36 of the Malicious Damage Act 1861...

      6. 5.Offences under the following provisions of the Offences against the...

      7. 6.Offences under section 20 of the Telegraph Act 1868 (disclosing...

      8. 7.Offences under section 13 of the Debtors Act 1869 (transactions...

      9. 8.Offences under section 5 of the Public Stores Act 1875...

      10. 9.Offences under section 12 of the Corn Returns Act 1882...

      11. 10.. . . . . . . . . ....

      12. 11.Offences under section 3 of the Submarine Telegraph Act 1885...

      13. 12.Offences under section 13 of the Stamp Duties Management Act...

      14. 13.Offences under section 8(2) of the Cremation Act 1902 (making...

      15. 14.All offences under the Perjury Act 1911 except offences under—...

      16. 15.. . . . . . . . . ....

      17. 16.Offences under section 17 of the Deeds of Arrangement Act...

      18. 17.. . . . . . . . . ....

      19. 18.Offences under section 8(2) of the Census Act 1920 (disclosing...

      20. 19.Offences under section 36 of the Criminal Justice Act 1925...

      21. 20.Offences under section 11 of the Agricultural Credits Act 1928...

      22. 21.. . . . . . . . . ....

      23. 22.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      24. 23.Offences under the following provisions of the Sexual Offences Act...

      25. 24.. . . . . . . . . ....

      26. 25.. . . . . . . . . ....

      27. 26.The following offences under the Criminal Law Act 1967—

      28. 27.Offences under section 4(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1967...

      29. 28.All indictable offences under the Theft Act 1968 except:—

      30. 29.Offences under the following provisions of the Criminal Damage Act...

      31. 30.Offences in relation to stamps issued for the purpose of...

      32. 31.Uttering any forged document the forgery of which is an...

      33. 32.Committing an indecent assault upon a person whether male or...

      34. 33.Aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring the commission of any offence...

      35. 34.. . . . . . . . . ....

      36. 35.Any offence consisting in the incitment to commit an offence...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      OFFENCES FOR WHICH THE VALUE INVOLVED IS RELEVANT TO THE MODE OF TRIAL

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      CORPORATIONS

      1. 1.(1) A magistrates’ court may commit a corporation for trial...

      2. 2.A representative may on behalf of a corporation—

      3. 3.(1) Where a representative appears, any requirement of this Act...

      4. 4.(1) Notification or intimation for the purposes of subsections (2)...

      5. 5.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      6. 6.Subject to the preceding provisions of this Schedule, the provisions...

      7. 7.Where a corporation and an individual who has attained the...

      8. 8.Subsection (6) of section 33 of the Criminal Justice Act...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      MAXIMUM PERIODS OF IMPRISONMENT IN DEFAULT OF PAYMENT

      1. 1.Subject to the following provisions of this Schedule, the periods...

      2. 2.(1) Where the amount due at the time imprisonment or...

      3. 3.The maximum period applicable to a sum of any amount...

    5. SCHEDULE 4A

      Powers of authorised officers executing warrants

      1. Meaning of “authorised officer” etc

        1. 1.In this Schedule— “ authorised officer ”, in relation to...

      2. Entry to execute warrant of arrest etc

        1. 2.(1) An authorised officer may enter and search any premises...

      3. Entry to levy distress

        1. 3.(1) An authorised officer may enter and search any premises...

      4. Searching arrested persons

        1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies where a person is arrested in...

      5. Use of force

        1. 5.An authorised officer may use reasonable force, if necessary, in...

    6. SCHEDULE 5

      TRANSFER OF REMAND HEARINGS

      1. 1.A court which, on adjourning a case, makes an order...

      2. 2.Where an order under subsection (1) of section 130 of...

      3. 3.A court making an order under subsection (1) of section...

      4. 4.A person to whom an order under section 130(1) of...

      5. 5.Section 130 of this Act and this Schedule have effect...

    7. SCHEDULE 6

      1. PART I FEES TO BE TAKEN BY Justices’ chief executives

      2. Part II MATTERS IN RESPECT OF WHICH NO FEES ARE CHARGEABLE

        1. 1.Any summons, warrant, notice or order issued, given or made...

        2. 2.Any criminal matter, but this paragraph shall not prevent the...

      3. Part III MATTERS TO WHICH PART I DOES NOT APPLY

        1. 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        3. 3.Licences under section 1 of the Cinemas Act 1985.

        4. 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        5. 5.Matters in respect of which fees are authorised to be...

    8. Schedule 6A

      FINES THAT MAY BE ALTERED UNDER SECTION 143

    9. SCHEDULE 7

      CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. Summary Jurisdiction Act 1857 (20 & 21 Vict. c. 43)

        1. 1.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. Criminal Law Amendment Act 1867 (30 & 31 Vict. c. 35)

        1. 2.In section 6 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1867...

      3. Gun Barrel Proof Act 1868 (c. cxiii)

        1. 3.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. Criminal Justice Act 1925 (15 & 16 Geo. 5 c. 86)

        1. 4.. . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 5.In section 33(4) of the Criminal Justice Act 1925 for...

      5. Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (23 & 24 Geo. 5 c. 12)

        1. 6.In section 46(1A) of the Children and Young Persons Act...

      6. Criminal Justice Act 1948 (11 & 12 Geo. 6 c. 58)

        1. 7.In section 27(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 1948 for...

      7. Maintenance Orders Act 1950 (14 Geo. 6 c. 37)

        1. 8.In section 25(1) of the Maintenance Orders Act 1950 for...

      8. Rag Flock and Other Filling Materials Act 1951 (14 & IS Geo. 6 c. 63)

        1. 9.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      9. Pharmacy Act 1954 (2 & 3 Eliz. 2 c. 61)

        1. 10.In section 21 of the Pharmacy Act 1954 for “the...

      10. Mines and Quarries Act 1954 (2 & 3 Eliz. 2 c. 70)

        1. 11.In section 153(a) of the Mines and Quarries Act 1954...

      11. Army Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 18)

        1. 12.In sections 187(4) and 215(9) of the Army Act 1955...

      12. Air Force Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19)

        1. 13.In sections 187(4) and 215(9) of the Air Force Act...

        2. 14, 15.. . . . . . . . . ....

      13. Magistrates’ Courts (Appeals from Binding Over Orders) Act 1956 (4 & 5 Eliz. 2 c. 44)

        1. 16.In section 1(1) of the Magistrates’ Courts (Appeals from Binding...

      14. Sexual Offences Act 1956 (4 & 5 Eliz. 2 c. 69)

        1. 17.In section 37(7) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956—

        2. 18.In Part II of Schedule 2 to the Sexual Offences...

        3. 19.. . . . . . . . . ....

      15. Affiliation Proceedings Act 1957 (5 & 6 Eliz. 2 c. 55)

        1. 20.In section 5(5) of the Affiliation Proccediings Act 1957 for...

        2. 21.In section 6A of the Affiliation Proceedings Act 1957—

        3. 22.. . . . . . . . . ....

      16. Maintenance Orders Act 1958 (6 & 7 Eliz. 2 c. 39)

        1. 23.In section 18 of the Maintenance Orders Act 1958—

        2. 24.In section 21(1) of the Maintenance Orders Act 1958 for...

      17. Adoption Act 1958 (7 Eliz. 2 c. 5)

        1. 25.In section 9(2) and (4) of the Adoption Act 1958...

        2. 26.In section 48 of the Adoption Act 1958 for “the...

      18. Manoeuvres Act 1958 (7 & 8 Eliz. 2 c. 7)

        1. 27.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 28.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 29.. . . . . . . . . ....

      19. Street Offences Act 1959 (7 & 8 Eliz. 2 c. 57)

        1. 30.In section 2(2) of the Street Offences Act 1959 for...

        2. 31, 32.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 33, 34.. . . . . . . . . ....

      20. Road Traffic Act 1960 (8 & 9 Eliz. 2 c. 16)

        1. 35.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      21. Administration of Justice Act 1960 (8 & 9 Eliz. 2 c. 65)

        1. 36.In section 13(5) of the Administration of Justice Act 1960,...

      22. Factories Act 1961 (9 & 10 Eliz. 2 c. 34)

        1. 37.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      23. Criminal Justice Act 1961 (9 & 10 Eliz. 2 c.39)

        1. 38—42.. . . . . . . . . ....

      24. Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964 (c. 14)

        1. 43.In section 23(2) of the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act...

        2. 44.In section 28 of the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act...

      25. Licensing Act 1964 (c. 26)

        1. 45.In section 22(4) of the Licensing Act 1964 for “section...

        2. 46.In section 28(2) of the Licensing Act 1964 for “Section...

        3. 47.In section 48(3) of the Licensing Act 1964 for “section...

        4. 48.In section 192(2) of the Licensing Act 1964 for “section...

        5. 49.. . . . . . . . . ....

        6. 50.In Schedule 6 to the Licensing Act 1964—

      26. Administration of Justice Act 1964 (c. 42)

        1. 51.In section 38(1) of the Administration of Justice Act 1964...

        2. 52.. . . . . . . . . ....

      27. Finance Act 1965 (c. 25)

        1. 53.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      28. Gas Act 1965 (c. 36)

        1. 54.In section 21(4) of the Gas Act 1965 for “section...

      29. Backing of Warrants (Republic of Ireland) Act 1965 (c. 45)

        1. 55.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      30. Criminal Procedure (Attendance of Witnesses) Act 1965 (c. 69)

        1. 56.In section 8 of the Criminal Procedure (Attendance of Witnesses)...

        2. 57—60.. . . . . . . . . ....

      31. Criminal Law Act 1967 (c. 58)

        1. 61.In section 2(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1967 for...

      32. Wireless Telegraphy Act 1967 (c. 72)

        1. 62.In section 11(4) of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1967 for...

      33. Criminal Justice Act 1967 (c. 80)

        1. 63.In section 7 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 for...

        2. 64.In section 11(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 for...

        3. 65.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        4. 66.In section 36(2) of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 for...

        5. 67.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        6. 68.In section 62(7) of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 for...

        7. 69.In section 90(2) and (4) of the Criminal Justice Act...

      34. Companies Act 1967 (c. 81)

        1. 70.In section 49(3) of the Companies Act 1967 for “section...

      35. Criminal Appeal Act 1968 (c. 19)

        1. 71.In section 1 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968—

      36. Firearms Act 1968 (c. 27)

        1. 72.In section 51(4) of the Firearms Act 1968 for “section...

        2. 73.In Part II of Schedule 6 to the Firearms Act...

      37. Trade Descriptions Act 1968 (c. 29)

        1. 74.In section 19(2) and 40(1)(a) of the Trade Descriptions Act...

      38. Civil Evidence Act 1968 (c. 64)

        1. 75.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      39. Medicines Act 1968 (c. 67)

        1. 76.In section 125(1) of the Medicines Act 1968 for “section...

      40. Sea Fisheries Act 1968 (c. 77)

        1. 77.In section 12(3) of the Sea Fisheries Act 1968 for...

      41. Children and Young Persons Act 1969 (c. 54)

        1. 78.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 79.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 80.In section 8(3) of the Children and Young Persons Act...

        4. 81.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        5. 82.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        6. 83.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        7. 84.. . . . . . . . . ....

        8. 85.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        9. 86.In Schedule 4 to the Children and Young Persons Act...

        10. 87.In Schedule 5 to the Children and Young Persons Act...

      42. Administration of Justice Act 1970 (c. 31)

        1. 88.In section 41(8) of the Administration of Justice Act 1970...

        2. 89.In Schedule 1 to the Administration of Justice Act 1970...

      43. Merchant Shipping Act 1970 (c. 36)

        1. 90.In section 56(2) and (7) of the Merchant Shipping Act...

      44. Guardianship of Minors Act 1971 (c. 3)

        1. 91.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 92.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      45. Vehicles (Excise) Act 1971 (c. 10)

        1. 93.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      46. Courts Act 1971 (c. 23)

        1. 94.In section 7(2) of the Courts Act 1971 for “subsection...

        2. 95.In section 13 of the Courts Act 1971—

        3. 96.In section 52(5) of the Courts Act 1971 for “section...

      47. Attachment of Earnings Act 1971 (c. 32)

        1. 97.In section 3 of the Attachment of Earnings Act 1971—...

        2. 98.In section 8(3) of the Attachment of Earnings Act 1971...

        3. 99.In section 17(3)(e) of the Attachment of Earnings Act 1971...

        4. 100.In section 19 of the Attachment of Earnings Act 1971—...

        5. 101.In section 25 of the Attachment of Earnings Act 1971—...

      48. Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (c. 38)

        1. 102.In section 25(4) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971...

      49. Fire Precautions Act 1971 (c. 40)

        1. 103.In section 26(1) of the Fire Precautions Act 1971 for...

      50. Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77)

        1. 104.In section 6(2) of the Immigration Act 1971 for “section...

      51. Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972 (c. 18)

        1. 105.In section 14(3) and (6) of the Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal...

        2. 106.In section 18(1) of the Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act...

        3. 107.In section 21(1) of the Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act...

        4. 108.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        5. 109.In section 38(4) and (6) of the Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal...

        6. 110.In section 41 of the Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act...

        7. 111, 112.. . . . . . . . . ....

      52. Civil Evidence Act 1972 (c. 30)

        1. 113.In section 2(8) of the Civil Evidence Act 1972 for...

      53. Criminal Justice Act 1972 (c. 71)

        1. 114.In section 46 of the Criminal Justice Act 1972—

        2. 115.In section 49(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1972 for...

      54. Guardianship Act 1973 (c. 29)

        1. 116.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 117.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      55. Fair Trading Act 1973 (c. 41)

        1. 118.In section 129(2) and (4) of the Fair Trading Act...

      56. Powers of Criminal Courts Act 1973 (c. 62)

        1. 119.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 120.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        3. 121.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        4. 122.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        5. 123.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      57. Slaughterhouses Act 1974 (c. 3)

        1. 124.In section 6(2) of the Slaughterhouses Act 1974 for “the...

        2. 125.In sections 38(6) and 43(3) of the Slaughterhouses Act 1974...

        3. 126—129.. . . . . . . . . ....

      58. Control of Pollution Act 1974 (c. 40)

        1. 130.In section 87(3) of the Control of Pollution Act 1974...

      59. Friendly Societies Act 1974 (c. 46)

        1. 131.In section 102 of the Friendly Societies Act 1974 for...

      60. Solicitors Act 1974 (c. 47)

        1. 132.In sections 26, 42(2) and 44(4) of the Solicitors Act...

      61. Insurance Companies Act 1974 (c. 49)

        1. 133.. . . . . . . . . ....

      62. Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (c. 53)

        1. 134.In section 6(6)(a) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974...

      63. Social Security Act 1975 (c. 14)

        1. 135.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      64. Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21)

        1. 136.In section 397(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975...

        2. 137.In section 403 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975—...

      65. Children Act 1975 (c. 72)

        1. 138.In section 46(4) of the Children Act 1975 for “section...

      66. Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1976 (c. 8)

        1. 139.In section 12(3) of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions)...

      67. Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1976 (c. 34)

        1. 140.In sections 39(2) and 41(5) and (7) of the Restrictive...

      68. Adoption Act 1976 (c. 36)

        1. 141.In section 66(2) of the Adoption Act 1976 for “section...

        2. 142.In section 72(1) of the Adoption Act 1976, in the...

      69. Bail Act 1976 (c. 63)

        1. 143.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 144.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        3. 145.In section 4(7) of the Bail Act 1976 for “section...

        4. 146.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      70. Land Drainage Act 1976 (c.70)

        1. 147.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      71. Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1976 (c. 82)

        1. 148.In section 3(3) of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1976...

      72. Criminal Law Act 1977 (c. 45)

        1. 149.In section 28(8) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 for...

        2. 150.In section 38(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 for...

        3. 151.In section 48(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 for...

        4. 152.In section 64(2) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 for...

        5. 153.In section 65(2) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 for...

        6. 154.In paragraph 1 of Schedule 5 to the Criminal Law...

        7. 155.In paragraph 1 of Schedule 14 to the Criminal Law...

      73. Civil Aviation Act 1978 (c. 8)

        1. 156.. . . . . . . . . ....

      74. Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates’ Courts Act 1978 (c. 22)

        1. 157.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 158.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        3. 159.In section 16(8) of the Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates’ Courts...

        4. 160.In section 22 of the Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates’ Courts...

        5. 161.In section 23 of the Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates’ Courts...

        6. 162.In section 24(3) of the Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates’ Courts...

        7. 163.In section 30(1) of the Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates’ Courts...

        8. 164.In section 32(2) of the Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates’ Courts...

        9. 165.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        10. 166.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        11. 167.In section 88(1) of the Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates’ Courts...

      75. Nuclear Safeguards and Electricity (Finance) Act 1978 (c. 25)

        1. 168.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      76. Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30)

        1. 169.In Schedule 1 to the Interpretation Act 1978—

      77. Theft Act 1978 (c. 31)

        1. 170.In section 4(3)(b) of the Theft Act 1978 for “section...

      78. Protection of Children Act 1978 (c. 37)

        1. 171.In section 6(3)(b) of the Protection of Children Act 1978...

        2. 172.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 173.. . . . . . . . . ....

      79. Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978 (c. 44)

        1. 174.. . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 175.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      80. Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (c. 2)

        1. 176.In section 147(2) of the Customs and Excise Management Act...

        2. 177.In section 151 of the Customs and Excise Management Act...

        3. 178.In section 171(2)(a) of the Customs and Excise Management Act...

      81. Customs and Excise Duties (General Reliefs) Act 1979 (c. 3)

        1. 179.In section 15(3)(a) of the Customs and Excise (General Reliefs)...

      82. Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 (c. 4)

        1. 180.In section 49(1) of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979...

      83. Hydrocarbon Oils Duties Act 1979 (c. 5)

        1. 181.In section 27(1) of the Hydrocarbon Oils Duties Act 1979...

      84. Agricultural Statistics Act 1979 (c. 13)

        1. 182.In section 6(1) of the Agricultural Statistics Act 1979, in...

      85. Credit Unions Act 1979 (c. 34)

        1. 183.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 184.. . . . . . . . . ....

      86. Estate Agents Act 1979 (c. 38)

        1. 185.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      87. Merchant Shipping Act 1979 (c. 39)

        1. 186.In section 42(4) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1979 for...

        2. 187.In section 43(5) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1979 for...

        3. 188.. . . . . . . . . ....

        4. 189.. . . . . . . . . ....

      88. Ancient Monuments and Archeological Areas Act 1979 (c. 46)

        1. 190.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      89. Justices of the Peace Act 1979 (c. 55)

        1. 191.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 192.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        3. 193.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        4. 194.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        5. 195.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        6. 196.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        7. 197.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      90. Isle of Man Act 1979 (c. 58)

        1. 198.In section 5 of the Isle of Man Act 1979—...

      91. Child Care Act 1980 (c. 5)

        1. 199.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 200.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      92. Foster Children Act 1980 (c. 6)

        1. 201.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      93. Residential Homes Act 1980 (c. 7)

        1. 202.In section 4(2) of the Residential Homes Act 1980 for...

      94. Reserve Forces Act 1980 (c. 9)

        1. 203.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 204.In paragraph 2(4) of Schedule 5 to the Reserve Forces...

      95. Protection of Trading Interests Act 1980 (c. 11)

        1. 205.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      96. Competition Act 1980 (c. 21)

        1. 206.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      97. Companies Act 1980 (c. 22)

        1. 207.In section 87(1) of the Companies Act 1980, in the...

    10. SCHEDULE 8

      TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND SAVINGS

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.In this Schedule references to the old enactments are to...

      2. Proceedings commenced before appointed day

        1. 2.(1) Where proceedings were commenced before the appointed day, the...

      3. Offences committed before appointed day

        1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies where proceedings are commenced under this...

      4. Other matters: general

        1. 4.Paragraphs 5 and 6 below have effect subject to paragraphs...

        2. 5.Without prejudice to any express amendment made by this Act,...

        3. 6.Where a period of time specified in an enactment repealed...

      5. Saving for transitionals in orders

        1. 7.(1) This paragraph applies where any provision of an old...

      6. Savings of amendments

        1. 8.Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of the Magistrates’ Courts...

      7. Savings for Local Government Act 1972

        1. 9.The provisions of this Act shall have effect without prejudice...

      8. Scottish saving

        1. 10.(1) This paragraph applies to Schedule 7B to the Criminal...

    11. SCHEDULE 9

      REPEALS