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SCHEDULE 3E+W CORPORATIONS

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C4Sch. 3 extended (prosp.) by Building Societies Act 1986 (c. 53, SIF 16), ss. 54(3)(a)(5), 124, 126(3), Sch. 21 para. 11(4) (but the said Sch. 21 was repealed (22.7.2004) before it came into force by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004 c. 14, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. 17 Gp. 2)

C6Sch. 3 applied by Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48, SIF 67A) ss. 285(2)(b), the application being in force 13.8.1990 as mentioned in S.I. 1990/1400, art. 2(b)

C7Sch. 3 applied (1.3.1990 for certain purposes as mentioned in S.I. 1990/142, art. 3 but otherwise 1.10.1991) by Companies Act 1989 (c.40, SIF 27), ss. 44(3), 91(3); S.I. 1991/1996, art. 2

Sch. 3 extended (6.1.1997) by S.I. 1996/2827, reg. 70(3)

Sch. 3 applied (with modifications) (16.2.2001) by 2000 c. 41, s. 153(3) (with s. 156(6)); S.I. 2001/222, art. 2, Sch. 1, Pt. I (subject to Transitional Provisions in Pt. II)

Sch. 3 applied (18.6.2001) by 2000 c. 8, s. 403(4)(a); S.I. 2001/1820, art. 2, Sch.

Sch. 3 applied (31.5.2002) by 2001 c. 24, s. 69(4)(a); S.I. 2002/1279, art. 2

Sch. 3 extended (7.11.2002) by 2002 c. 38, ss. 143(5)(a), 148(1) (with Sch. 4 paras. 6-8)

C9Sch. 3 applied (20.1.2007 for specified purposes and 6.4.2007 for further specified purposes and 1.10.2007 for further specified purposes and 6.4.2008 further specified purposes and 1.10.2008 for further specified purposes and otherwise 1.10.2009) by Companies Act 2006 (c. 46), ss. 1130(2)(b)(i) (with s. 1133), 1300; S.I. 2006/3428, art. 3(2)(b) (with arts. 6, 12(2)); S.I. 2007/1093, art. 2(2)(c) (with art. 11); S.I. 2007/2194, art. 2(1)(l) (with art. 12); S.I. 2007/3495, arts. {3(3)(g)}, {5(3)(a)} (with arts. 7, 12); S.I. 2008/2860, art. 3(s) (with arts. 5, 7, 8, Sch. 2)

C10Sch. 3 applied (1.2.2007 (W.) for certain purposes and 2.4.2007 (W.) for further certain purposes and 1.7.2007 (E.) for certain purposes, and 22.4.2008 (E.) for further certain purposes and 13.12.2008 (W.) for further certain purposes and otherwise prosp.) by Health Act 2006 (c. 28), ss. 77(4)(a), 83; S.I. 2007/204, arts. {2}, {3}; S.I. 2007/1375, art. 2; S.I. 2008/1147, art. 3(b)(c); S.I. 2008/3171, art. 2(b)

C15Sch. 3 applied (12.1.2009) by Health and Social Care Act 2008 (c. 14), ss. 92(3), 170; S.I. 2008/3168, art. 2(1)(q) (subject to art. 2(2) and with transitional provisions in arts. 3-8)

C30Sch. 3 applied (E.) (31.12.2009) by The Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movement)(England) Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/3219), {art. 40(2)(b)}

C31Sch. 3 applied (W.) (31.12.2009) by The Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movement)(Wales) Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/3364), {art. 43(2)(b)}

1(1)A magistrates’ court may commit a corporation for trial by an order in writing empowering the prosecutor to prefer a bill of indictment in respect of the offence named in the order.E+W

(2)An order under this paragraph shall not prohibit the inclusion in the bill of indictment of counts that under section 2 of the Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1933 may be included in the bill in substitution for, or in addition to, counts charging the offence named in the order.

2A representative may on behalf of a corporation—E+W

[F1(a)make before examining justices such representations as could be made by an accused who is not a corporation;]

(b)consent to the corporation being tried summarily;

(c)enter a plea of guilty or not guilty on the trial by a magistrates’ court of an information.

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F1Sch. 3 para. 2(a) substituted (4.7.1996 with effect as mentioned in Sch. 1 para. 39 of the amending Act and S.I. 1997/683) by 1996 c. 25, s. 47, Sch. 1 Pt. I para.13 Pt. III para. 39 (with s. 78(1)); S.I. 1997/683, art. 1(2)

3(1)Where a representative appears, any requirement of this Act that anything shall be done in the presence of the accused, or shall be read or said to the accused, shall be construed as a requirement that that thing shall be done in the presence of the representative or read or said to the representative.E+W

(2)Where a representative does not appear, any such requirement, and any requirement that the consent of the accused shall be obtained for summary trial, shall not apply.

4(1)Notification or intimation for the purposes of subsections (2) and (3) of section 12 above may be given on behalf of a corporation by a director or the secretary of the corporation; and those subsections shall apply in relation to a notification or intimation purporting to be so given as they apply to a notification or intimation purporting to be given by an individual accused.E+W

(2)In this paragraph “director”, in relation to a corporation which is established by or under any enactment for the purpose of carrying on under national ownership any industry or part of an industry or undertaking and whose affairs are managed by the members thereof, means a member of that corporation.

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6Subject to the preceding provisions of this Schedule, the provisions of this Act relating to the inquiry into, and trial of, indictable offences shall apply to a corporation as they apply to an adult.E+W

7Where a corporation and an individual who has attained the age of 17 are jointly charged before a magistrates’ court with an offence triable either way, the court shall not try either of the accused summarily unless each of them consents to be so tried.E+W

8Subsection (6) of section 33 of the M1Criminal Justice Act 1925 shall apply to a representative for the purposes of this Schedule as it applies to a representative for the purposes of that section.E+W

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