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Access to Justice Act 1999

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7(1)Section 76 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 as amended by Schedule 10 to this Act (provision of court security officers) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1) (determination as to provision of officers), after “area” insert “outside Greater London”.

(3)After subsection (4) insert—

(4A)In relation to each petty sessions area within Greater London, the Greater London Magistrates' Courts Authority shall from time to time determine—

(a)whether court security officers should be provided; and

(b)if so, how many such officers should be provided.

(4B)As soon as practicable after making a determination under subsection (4A)(b) above, the Greater London Magistrates' Courts Authority shall provide the required number of court security officers, on such terms and conditions as they may determine—

(a)by employing persons to act as court security officers; or

(b)by entering into a contract with another person for the employment by him of persons to act as such officers.

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