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Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002

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82Excepted matters: judicial office-holders

In Schedule 2 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (c. 47) (excepted matters), in paragraph 11 (appointment and removal of holders of certain judicial offices)—

(a)for “appointment and removal” substitute “determination of the remuneration, superannuation and other terms and conditions of service (other than those relating to removal from office)”, and

(b)for “, the Chief and other Child Support Commissioners for Northern Ireland and the President and other members of the Lands Tribunal for Northern Ireland” substitute “and the Chief and other Child Support Commissioners for Northern Ireland”.

83Reserved matters: new institutions

In Schedule 3 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (reserved matters)—

(a)in paragraph 9, after sub-paragraph (g) insert—

(h)local community safety partnerships.

(b)after paragraph 9 insert—

9AThe Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland., and

(c)after paragraph 15 insert—

15AThe Northern Ireland Law Commission.

84Assembly Acts about judiciary, law officers and prosecutions

(1)In section 7(1) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (entrenched enactments), insert at the end and

(d)section 1 and section 84 of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002.

(2)A Bill containing any provision which deals (otherwise than incidentally) with—

(a)appointment to, or removal from, a protected judicial office (including the subject matter of section 19),

(b)the subject matter of section 12(1), or

(c)the subject matter of Part 2,

may not be passed by the Assembly without cross-community support.

(3)“Cross-community support” has the meaning given by section 4(5) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (c. 47).

(4)“Passed”, in relation to a Bill, means passed at the final stage (at which the Bill can be passed or rejected but not amended).

85Minor and consequential amendments

(1)Schedule 12 makes minor and consequential amendments in enactments and instruments.

(2)The Secretary of State may by order make in any other enactment or instrument (whenever passed or made) such amendments as appear to him to be appropriate in consequence of any provision made by Part 4.

86Repeals and revocations

Schedule 13 makes repeals and revocations.

87Commencement

(1)The preceding provisions of this Act (with the Schedules) shall not come into force until such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint.

(2)An order may appoint different days for different purposes.

88Interpretation

In this Act (unless the context otherwise requires)—

  • “amendment” includes repeal or revocation and “amend” is to be construed accordingly,

  • “coroner” and “deputy coroner” mean a coroner and deputy coroner appointed under section 2 of the Coroners Act (Northern Ireland) 1959 (c. 15 (N.I.)),

  • “county court judge” means a judge appointed under section 102 of the County Courts Act (Northern Ireland) 1959 (c. 25 (N.I.))and “deputy county court judge” means a deputy judge appointed under section 107 of that Act,

  • “the Court Service” means the Northern Ireland Court Service,

  • “enactment” includes any provision of Northern Ireland legislation,

  • “listed judicial office” and “protected judicial office” have the meanings given by section 2(5),

  • “Lord Chief Justice” means the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, and

  • “Lord Justice of Appeal” means a person styled as such under section 3 of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (c. 23).

89Transitionals and savings

(1)The Secretary of State may by order make any transitional provisions or savings which appear appropriate in connection with the coming into force of any provision of this Act.

(2)The persons who, immediately before the date on which section 30 comes into force, hold the offices of Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland and Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland under the Prosecution of Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 (S.I. 1972/538 (N.I. 1)) shall be treated as if—

(a)they had been appointed to those offices under that section on that date, and

(b)the Secretary of State had made a determination under subsection (9) of that section for the making of payments to or in respect of them on and after that date on the same terms as that on which payments were so made immediately before that date.

(3)An order under subsection (1) may include provision for the transfer to the staff of the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland of such persons employed by any authority wholly or mainly in connection with the exercise of functions relating to the prosecution of offences as are specified in the order.

(4)If on the coming into force of subsection (1) of section 31 it is not reasonably practicable for the Director to take over the conduct of all proceedings of the description specified in that subsection, he is under a duty to take over the conduct of only such proceedings of that description as it is reasonably practicable for him to conduct until the earlier of—

(a)the time when it is first reasonably practicable for him to take over the conduct of all proceedings of that description, and

(b)the end of the period of five years beginning with the day on which that subsection comes into force.

(5)If section 35 comes into force before section 10, the reference in subsection (2) of section 35 to a lay magistrate has effect, until section 10 comes into force, as a reference to a justice of the peace.

(6)If section 44 comes into force before section 41, subsection (1)(d) of section 44 has effect, until section 41 comes into force, as if it also referred to the presentation of an indictment under section 2(2)(f) of the Grand Jury (Abolition) Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c. 15 (N.I.)).

(7)If sections 45 to 49 come into force before section 29, the references in those sections to the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland have effect, until that section comes into force, as references to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland.

(8)No order may be made under Article 36A of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/1504 (N.I. 9)) in relation to an offence committed before the coming into force of section 54; and no order may be made under Article 36E of that Order in relation to an offence committed before the coming into force of section 55.

(9)If section 56 comes into force before section 10, the references in Articles 44D(5) and 44F(1) of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/1504 (N.I. 9)) (inserted by section 56) to a lay magistrate have effect, until section 10 comes into force, as references to a justice of the peace.

(10)No reference may be made under Article 10A of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 in relation to an offence committed before the coming into force of section 58; and no reference may be made under Article 33A of that Order in relation to an offence committed before the coming into force of section 59.

(11)If section 58 comes into force before section 41, paragraph (5)(d) of Article 10B of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (inserted by section 58) has effect, until section 41 comes into force, as if it also referred to the presentation of an indictment under section 2(2)(f) of the Grand Jury (Abolition) Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c. 15 (N.I.)).

90Statutory rules

(1)Any power of—

(a)the Lord Chancellor,

(b)the Secretary of State, or

(c)the First Minister and deputy First Minister,

to make an order or a scheme (or alterations to a scheme) under this Act shall be exercisable by statutory rule for the purposes of the Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (S.I. 1979/1573 (N.I. 12)).

(2)An order containing provision made by virtue of section 2(2)(b) (whether or not together with other provision) shall be subject to affirmative resolution (within the meaning of section 41(4) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33 (N.I.)).

(3)An order containing provision made by virtue of section 2(2)(a) or (c) (whether or not together with other provision) which is not subject to affirmative resolution shall be subject to negative resolution (within the meaning of section 41(6) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954).

(4)No order containing (whether or not together with other provision) provision made by virtue of section 9(4), 19(4)(b), 46(6)(a) or (b), 72(1), (3), (7) or (8) or 78 shall be made unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.

(5)The following instruments—

(a)an order under section 10(4), 12(3), 19(4)(a) or (c), 28(2), 46(6)(c), 63(2), 72(2) or 85(2), Schedule 4 or paragraph 7(3) of Schedule 8, and

(b)a scheme (or alterations to a scheme) under section 68,

shall, unless a draft has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament, be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament in the same manner as a statutory instrument; and section 5 of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946 (c. 36) applies accordingly.

91Extent

(1)Subject as follows, the preceding provisions of this Act (with the Schedules) extend to Northern Ireland only.

(2)Subsection (1) does not apply to any of the following provisions—

(a)section 10(6) and paragraphs 5 and 6 of Schedule 4,

(b)section 22(1), and

(c)section 27(1),

and sections 87 to 90 so far as relating to those provisions.

(3)Any amendment made by this Act, apart from the repeal of sections 4 and 6 of the Promissory Oaths Act 1868 (c. 72), has the same extent as the provision to which it relates.

92Financial provision

There is to be paid out of money provided by Parliament—

(a)any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown by virtue of this Act, and

(b)any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable by virtue of any other Act out of money so provided.

93Short title

This Act may be cited as the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002.

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