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War Crimes Act 1991

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3Short title, consequential amendments, commencement and extent

(1)This Act may be cited as the War Crimes Act 1991.

(2)In section 20(4) of the [1988 c. 34.] Legal Aid Act 1988 (power of magistrates' court to grant legal aid for Crown Court proceedings) the word “or” at the end of paragraph (b) shall be omitted and after that paragraph there shall be inserted—

(bb)which has been given a notice of transfer under Part I of the Schedule to the War Crimes Act 1991, or.

(3)In Article 29(2) of the [S.I.1981/228 (N.I.8).] Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (free legal aid in Crown Court) after sub-paragraph (c) there shall be inserted or

(d)where a notice of transfer is given under Part II of the Schedule to the War Crimes Act 1991, by the magistrates' court before which the person to whom the notice relates is brought.

(4)Section 1(4) above and the Schedule to this Act shall not come into force until a day appointed by the Secretary of State by an order made by statutory instrument.

(5)This Act extends to Northern Ireland.

(6)Her Majesty may by Order in Council direct that the provisions of this Act shall extend, with such exceptions and modifications as appear to Her Majesty to be appropriate, to the Isle of Man, any of the Channel Islands or any colony.

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