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Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002

Schedule 4: Functions of Justices of the Peace

175.Section 10(1) provides for the transfer of functions of justices of the peace to lay magistrates, subject to section 10(2) and to Schedule 4. Paragraph 1 lists the functions which will continue to be exercised by justices of the peace in Northern Ireland; paragraph 2 deals with functions which may be discharged by either justices of the peace or lay magistrates; and paragraph 3 sets out functions of justices of the peace which will be exercisable only by resident magistrates after the creation of the office of lay magistrate. Paragraphs 4 and 5 enable the Lord Chancellor to amend the provisions on the transfer of functions. Paragraph 6 provides for references to justices of the peace to be construed as references to lay magistrates, so far as appropriate in consequence of the provisions of section 10 and this Schedule. The rest of the Schedule contains consequential amendments.

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