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Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996

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65Abolition of witness orders

(1)Section 1 of the [1965 c. 69.] Criminal Procedure (Attendance of Witnesses) Act 1965 (examining justices to order witness to attend and give evidence before Crown Court) shall be omitted.

(2)In that Act the following words shall be omitted—

(a)in section 3(1) the words “witness order or”;

(b)in section 4(1) the words “witness order or” and (where they next occur) “order or”;

(c)in the proviso to section 4(1) the words from “in the case” (where they first occur) to “witness summons”;

(d)in section 4(2) the words “a witness order or” and (where they next occur) “order or”.

(3)In section 145 of the [1980 c. 43.] Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (rules) subsection (1)(e) (which relates to witness orders) shall be omitted.

(4)This section shall have effect in accordance with provision made by the Secretary of State by order.

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