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Courts Act 2003

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This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Maintaining the court system

    1. The general duty

      1. 1.The general duty

    2. Court staff and accommodation

      1. 2.Court officers, staff and services

      2. 3.Provision of accommodation

    3. Courts boards

      1. 4.Establishment of courts boards

      2. 5.Functions of courts boards

    4. Abolition of magistrates' courts committees

      1. 6.Abolition of magistrates' courts committees, etc.

  3. Part 2 Justices of the peace

    1. The commission of the peace and local justice areas

      1. 7.The commission of the peace for England and Wales

      2. 8.Local justice areas

    2. Lay justices

      1. 9.Meaning of “lay justice”

      2. 10.Appointment of lay justices etc.

      3. 11.Resignation and removal of lay justices

      4. 12.The supplemental list

      5. 13.Entry of names in the supplemental list

      6. 14.Removal of names from the supplemental list

      7. 15.Lay justices' allowances

      8. 16.Records of lay justices

    3. Chairman and deputy chairmen and the bench

      1. 17.Chairman and deputy chairmen: selection

      2. 18.Rights to preside and size of bench

    4. Supplementary provisions about the bench

      1. 19.Training, development and appraisal of lay justices

      2. 20.Rules

      3. 21.Duty to consult lay justices on matters affecting them etc.

    5. District Judges (Magistrates' Courts)

      1. 22.Appointment etc.

      2. 23.Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate)

      3. 24.Deputy District Judges (Magistrates' Courts)

      4. 25.District Judges (Magistrates' Courts) as justices of the peace

      5. 26.District Judges (Magistrates' Courts) able to act alone

    6. Justices' clerks and assistant clerks

      1. 27.Justices' clerks and assistant clerks

      2. 28.Functions

      3. 29.Independence

    7. Places, dates and times of sittings

      1. 30.Places, dates and times of sittings

    8. Protection and indemnification of justices and justices' clerks

      1. 31.Immunity for acts within jurisdiction

      2. 32.Immunity for certain acts beyond jurisdiction

      3. 33.Striking out proceedings where action prohibited

      4. 34.Costs in legal proceedings

      5. 35.Indemnity

    9. Fines officers and designated officers

      1. 36.Fines officers

      2. 37.Designated officers and magistrates' courts

    10. Application of receipts of magistrates' courts etc.

      1. 38.Application of receipts of designated officers

      2. 39.Limits to requirements about application of receipts

      3. 40.Regulations about payments, accounting and banking by designated officers

    11. Miscellaneous

      1. 41.Disqualification of lay justices who are members of local authorities

      2. 42.Effect of Act of Settlement on existing justices of the peace

  4. Part 3 Magistrates' courts

    1. Criminal jurisdiction and procedure

      1. 43.Summons or warrant for suspected offender

      2. 44.Trial of summary offences

      3. 45.Power to make rulings at pre-trial hearings

      4. 46.Power to transfer criminal cases

    2. Civil jurisdiction and procedure

      1. 47.Jurisdiction to issue summons and deal with complaints

      2. 48.Power to transfer civil proceedings (other than family proceedings)

    3. Family proceedings courts and youth courts

      1. 49.Family proceedings courts

      2. 50.Youth courts

  5. Part 4 Court security

    1. 51.Court security officers

    2. 52.Powers of search

    3. 53.Powers to exclude, remove or restrain persons

    4. 54.Surrender and seizure of articles

    5. 55.Powers to retain articles surrendered or seized

    6. 56.Regulations about retention of articles

    7. 57.Assaulting and obstructing court security officers

  6. Part 5 Inspectors of court administration

    1. 58.Inspectors of court administration etc.

    2. 59.Functions of inspectors

    3. 60.Functions of Chief Inspector

    4. 61.Rights of entry and inspection

  7. Part 6 Judges

    1. Offices, titles, styles etc.

      1. 62.Head and Deputy Head of Civil Justice

      2. 63.Ordinary judges of the Court of Appeal

      3. 64.Power to alter judicial titles

    2. Flexibility in deployment of judicial resources

      1. 65.District Judges (Magistrates' Courts) as Crown Court judges etc.

      2. 66.Judges having powers of District Judges (Magistrates' Courts)

      3. 67.Removal of restriction on Circuit judges sitting on certain appeals

  8. Part 7 Procedure rules and practice directions

    1. Criminal Procedure Rules and practice directions

      1. 68.Meaning of “criminal court”

      2. 69.Criminal Procedure Rules

      3. 70.Criminal Procedure Rule Committee

      4. 71.Power to change certain requirements relating to Committee

      5. 72.Process for making Criminal Procedure Rules

      6. 73.Power to amend legislation in connection with the rules

      7. 74.Practice directions as to practice and procedure of the criminal courts

    2. Family Procedure Rules and practice directions

      1. 75.Family Procedure Rules

      2. 76.Further provision about scope of Family Procedure Rules

      3. 77.Family Procedure Rule Committee

      4. 78.Power to change certain requirements relating to Committee

      5. 79.Process for making Family Procedure Rules

      6. 80.Power to amend legislation in connection with the rules

      7. 81.Practice directions relating to family proceedings

    3. Civil Procedure Rules

      1. 82.Civil Procedure Rules

      2. 83.Civil Procedure Rule Committee

      3. 84.Power to change certain requirements relating to Committee

      4. 85.Process for making Civil Procedure Rules

  9. Part 8 Miscellaneous

    1. Provisions relating to criminal procedure and appeals

      1. 86.Alteration of place fixed for Crown Court trial

      2. 87.Appeals to Court of Appeal: procedural directions

      3. 88.Extension of time for criminal appeals to House of Lords

      4. 89.Retirement age of Registrar of Criminal Appeals

      5. 90.Appeals to Courts-Martial Appeal Court: procedural directions

      6. 91.Extension of time for appeals from Courts-Martial Appeal Court

    2. Fees and costs

      1. 92.Fees

      2. 93.Award of costs against third parties

      3. 94.Award of costs in appeals under Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

    3. Fines

      1. 95.Fixing of fines: failure to furnish statement of financial circumstances

      2. 96.Recovery of fines etc. by deductions from income support: failure to provide information

      3. 97.Collection of fines and discharge of fines by unpaid work

    4. Register of judgments etc. and execution of writs

      1. 98.Register of judgments and orders etc.

      2. 99.High Court writs of execution

    5. Damages

      1. 100.Periodical payments

      2. 101.Periodical payments: security

    6. Provisions relating to Northern Ireland

      1. 102.Power to alter judicial titles: Northern Ireland

      2. 103.Official Solicitor of Northern Ireland

      3. 104.Alteration of place fixed for Crown Court trial: Northern Ireland

      4. 105.Extension of time for criminal appeals to House of Lords: Northern Ireland

      5. 106.Fees: Northern Ireland

  10. Part 9 Final provisions

    1. 107.Interpretation

    2. 108.Rules, regulations and orders

    3. 109.Minor and consequential amendments, repeals, etc.

    4. 110.Commencement

    5. 111.Extent

    6. 112.Short title

  11. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Constitution and procedure of courts boards

      1. 1.Constitution

      2. 2.Each board must have— (a) at least one member who...

      3. 3.Regulations may make provision in relation to the appointment of...

      4. 4.Chairman

      5. 5.Tenure of office

      6. 6.Payments in respect of expenses, etc.

      7. 7.Procedure

      8. 8.Interpretation

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Abolition of magistrates' courts committees: transfers

      1. Part 1 Property transfer schemes

        1. 1.Property transfer schemes: general

        2. 2.Property transfer schemes and terminated contracts of employment

        3. 3.Property transfer schemes: supplementary

        4. 4.(1) A property transfer scheme has effect in relation to...

        5. 5.(1) Such compensation as is just is to be paid...

        6. 6.Paragraphs 4 and 5 apply in relation to the creation...

        7. 7.A certificate issued by the Lord Chancellor that any property,...

        8. 8.Stamp duty

        9. 9.Supplementary provisions in property transfer scheme

      2. Part 2 Staff transfers

        1. 10.Interpretation

        2. 11.Application of TUPE

        3. 12.(1) For the purposes of TUPE— (a) the relevant functions...

        4. 13.A reference in any enactment to a person appointed under...

        5. 14.Restrictions on employment of aliens not to apply to transferred employees

        6. 15.Compensation for responsible authorities

      3. Part 3 Miscellaneous and supplementary

        1. 16.Continuing provision of court-houses, accommodation etc.

        2. 17.Assistance

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Pre-trial hearings in magistrates' courts

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Further functions conferred on District Judges (Magistrates' Courts)

      1. 1.Criminal Justice Act 1967 (c. 80)

      2. 2.Taxes Management Act 1970 (c. 9)

      3. 3.Juries Act 1974 (c. 23)

      4. 4.In section 10 (discharge of summons in case of doubt...

      5. 5.Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60)

      6. 6.(1) In Schedule 1 (applications for access to excluded or...

      7. 7.Computer Misuse Act 1990 (c. 18)

      8. 8.Data Protection Act 1998 (c. 29)

      9. 9.Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)

      10. 10.In Schedule 6 (financial information), in paragraph 3(a), after “Circuit...

      11. 11.In Schedule 6A (account monitoring orders), in paragraph 1(2)(a), for...

      12. 12.Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (c. 23)

      13. 13.Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)

      14. 14.International Criminal Court Act 2001 (c. 17)

      15. 15.Armed Forces Act 2001 (c. 19)

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Collection of fines

      1. Part 1 Introductory

        1. 1.Application of Schedule

        2. 2.Meaning of “the sum due”

        3. 3.Meaning of “existing defaulter” etc.

      2. Part 2 Immediate payment of fines: discounts

        1. 4.Application of Part

        2. 5.Court’s duty in relation to discount

        3. 6.The discount

      3. Part 3 Attachment of earnings orders and applications for benefit deductions

        1. 7.Application of Part

        2. 8.Attachment of earnings order or application for benefit deductions without P’s consent

        3. 9.Attachment of earnings order or application for benefit deductions with P’s consent

        4. 10.Meaning of “relevant benefit” and “application for benefit deductions”

      4. Part 4 Making of collection orders

        1. 11.Application of Part

        2. 12.Court’s power to make a collection order

        3. 13.Contents of collection orders: general

        4. 14.Contents of collection orders: no attachment of earnings order etc. made

        5. 15.Contents of collection orders: attachment of earnings order etc. made

        6. 16.When an attachment of earnings order fails

        7. 17.When an application for benefit deductions fails

      5. Part 5 Discount where collection order made

        1. 18.Application of Part

        2. 19.Discount on fine if the sum due is paid without default

        3. 20.Meaning of “in default on a collection order”

      6. Part 6 Variation of collection orders containing payment terms

        1. 21.Application of Part

        2. 22.Application to fines officer for variation of order or attachment of earnings order etc.

        3. 23.Appeal against decision of fines officer

        4. 24.Nature of power to vary terms of collection order

      7. Part 7 Effect of first default on collection order containing payment terms

        1. 25.Application of Part

        2. 26.Attachment of earnings order or application for benefit deductions to be made

        3. 27.Increase in fine

        4. 28.Notice of increase etc.

      8. Part 8 Operation of collection orders containing reserve terms

        1. 29.Application of Part

        2. 30.Requirement to notify P on failure of an attachment of earnings order etc.

        3. 31.Application to fines officer for variation of reserve terms

        4. 32.Appeal against decision of fines officer

        5. 33.Increase in fine on first default

        6. 34.Notice of increase etc.

      9. Part 9 Operation of collection orders after increase imposed

        1. 35.Effect of compliance with requirement to contact fines officer

        2. 36.Application to fines officer after increase for variation of payment terms

        3. 37.Functions of fines officer in relation to defaulters: referral or further steps notice

        4. 38.The range of further steps available against defaulters

        5. 39.Powers of court after increase

        6. 40.Implementation of further steps notice

        7. 41.Power to order sale of clamped vehicle

        8. 42.Power of fines officer to refer case to magistrates' court

      10. Part 10 Supplementary provisions

        1. 43.Fines collection regulations

        2. 44.(1) Fines collection regulations may, for the purpose of giving...

        3. 45.Fines collection regulations may, for the purpose of giving effect...

        4. 46.(1) Fines collection regulations may, for the purpose of giving...

        5. 47.Fines collection regulations may make provision relating to cases where...

        6. 48.Offences of providing false information, failing to disclose information etc.

        7. 49.Offence of meddling with vehicle clamp

        8. 50.Meaning of “standard powers in respect of persons liable to pay fines”

        9. 51.Meaning of references to pending appeals

        10. 52.Meaning of “10 working days”

        11. 53.Meaning of “the magistrates' court”

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Discharge of fines by unpaid work

      1. 1.Introductory

      2. 2.Cases where work order may be made

      3. 3.Provisions of order

      4. 4.Effect of order on enforcement of payment

      5. 5.Appointment of, and duties of, supervisor

      6. 6.Obligations of person subject to work order, and effect of compliance

      7. 7.Effect of payment

      8. 8.Revocation or variation of order

      9. 9.Allowing for work done

      10. 10.Effect of revocation

      11. 11.Order not directly enforceable

      12. 12.Evidence of supervisor

      13. 13.Provision of information

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      High Court writs of execution

      1. Enforcement officers: general

        1. 1.Districts for writs of execution enforced by enforcement officers

        2. 2.Enforcement officers: authorisation and assignment to districts

        3. 3.Direction of writs of execution to enforcement officers

        4. 4.Enforcement officers to have traditional powers etc. of sheriff

        5. 5.Constable’s duty to assist enforcement officers

      2. Writs of execution against goods

        1. 6.Application of paragraphs 7 to 11

        2. 7.Endorsement of writ with date and time of receipt

        3. 8.Effect of writ

        4. 9.Seizure of goods

        5. 10.Sale of goods seized

        6. 11.Protection of officers selling seized goods

      3. Supplementary

        1. 12.Regulations

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. 1.Parochial Libraries Act 1708 (c. 14)

      2. 2.Distress for Rent Act 1737 (c. 19)

      3. 3.In section 16 (possession of property deserted by tenant), omit...

      4. 4.Inclosure Act 1773 (c. 81)

      5. 5.Sale of Farming Stock Act 1816 (c. 50)

      6. 6.Burial Ground Act 1816 (c. 141)

      7. 7.Inclosure and Drainage (Rates) Act 1833 (c. 35)

      8. 8.In section 2 (form of warrant or distress), omit “for...

      9. 9.Judgments Act 1838 (c. 110)

      10. 10.Metropolitan Police Act 1839 (c. 47)

      11. 11.Ordnance Survey Act 1841 (c. 30)

      12. 12.Railway Regulation Act 1842 (c. 55)

      13. 13.Defence Act 1842 (c. 94)

      14. 14.London Hackney Carriages Act 1843 (c. 86)

      15. 15.Companies Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 (c. 16)

      16. 16.In section 18 (transmission of shares by other means than...

      17. 17.In section 33 (evidence as to forfeiture of shares), for...

      18. 18.Paragraphs 15 to 17 extend only to England and Wales....

      19. 19.Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 (c. 18)

      20. 20.Railway Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 (c. 20)

      21. 21.In section 11 (limiting deviation from datum line described on...

      22. 22.In section 46 (crossings of roads—level crossings), omit “in petty...

      23. 23.In section 59 (proceedings on application to justices to consent...

      24. 24.Paragraphs 20 to 23 extend only to England and Wales....

      25. 25.Geological Survey Act 1845 (c. 63)

      26. 26.In section 6 (interpretation), for “the word “justices” shall include...

      27. 27.Markets and Fairs Clauses Act 1847 (c. 14)

      28. 28.Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847 (c. 27)

      29. 29.Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847 (c. 34)

      30. 30.Cemeteries Clauses Act 1847 (c. 65)

      31. 31.Town Police Clauses Act 1847 (c. 89)

      32. 32.Hares Act 1848 (c. 29)

      33. 33.Indictable Offences Act 1848 (c. 42)

      34. 34.Evidence Act 1851 (c. 99)

      35. 35.Inclosure Act 1859 (c. 43)

      36. 36.In section 6 (justices' warrant for distress), for “of such...

      37. 37.Ecclesiastical Courts Jurisdiction Act 1860 (c. 32)

      38. 38.In section 3 (power to arrest offenders and take them...

      39. 39.Paragraphs 37 and 38 do not extend to Northern Ireland....

      40. 40.Defence Act 1860 (c. 112)

      41. 41.Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (c. 100)

      42. 42.In section 65 (justices may issue search warrants for explosive...

      43. 43.Paragraphs 41 and 42 do not extend to Northern Ireland....

      44. 44.Poaching Prevention Act 1862 (c. 114)

      45. 45.In section 2 (summons to appear before justice of the...

      46. 46.In section 3 (recovery of penalties), omit “in England in...

      47. 47.Criminal Procedure Act 1865 (c. 18)

      48. 48.Dockyard Ports Regulation Act 1865 (c. 125)

      49. 49.In section 22 (jurisdiction of justice of the peace), for...

      50. 50.Newspapers, Printers and Reading Rooms Repeal Act 1869 (c. 24)

      51. 51.Promissory Oaths Act 1871 (c. 48)

      52. 52.Prevention of Crimes Act 1871 (c. 112)

      53. 53.Fairs Act 1873 (c. 37)

      54. 54.Commons Act 1876 (c. 56)

      55. 55.Municipal Corporations Act 1882 (c. 50)

      56. 56.Explosive Substances Act 1883 (c. 3)

      57. 57.In section 9(2) (application of Act to Scotland), for ““petty...

      58. 58.Sheriffs Act 1887 (c. 55)

      59. 59.In section 17 (disqualification from acting as justice of the...

      60. 60.In section 23(3) (declaration of office by under-sheriff), for the...

      61. 61.(1) Amend section 26 (declaration by bailiffs, etc.) as follows....

      62. 62.In section 29 (punishment for misconduct), after subsection (2) insert—...

      63. 63.In section 38 (definitions), after the definition of “county” insert—...

      64. 64.Local Government Act 1888 (c. 41)

      65. 65.Behring Sea Award Act 1894 (c. 2)

      66. 66.Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907 (c. 53)

      67. 67.Indictments Act 1915 (c. 90)

      68. 68.Maintenance Orders (Facilities for Enforcement) Act 1920 (c. 33)

      69. 69.(1) Amend section 4 (power of court of summary jurisdiction...

      70. 70.(1) In section 7(2) (power to make rules about proceedings...

      71. 71.Criminal Justice Act 1925 (c. 86)

      72. 72.Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (c. 12)

      73. 73.(1) Amend section 25 (restrictions on persons under 18 going...

      74. 74.(1) Amend section 46 (assignment of certain matters to youth...

      75. 75.In section 48(3) (remand of child or young person by...

      76. 76.Omit section 101 (application of Summary Jurisdiction Acts).

      77. 77.In section 102(1) (appeals to Crown Court), for “court of...

      78. 78.Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1933 (c. 13)

      79. 79.Public Offices (Site) Act 1947 (c. 45)

      80. 80.The National Assistance Act 1948 (c. 29)

      81. 81.(1) Amend section 47 (removal to suitable premises of persons...

      82. 82.Omit section 65(c) (in application of Act to Scotland, references...

      83. 83.Criminal Justice Act 1948 (c. 58)

      84. 84.Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 (c. 55)

      85. 85.Marriage Act 1949 (c. 76)

      86. 86.National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 (c. 97)

      87. 87.Maintenance Orders Act 1950 (c. 37)

      88. 88.(1) Amend section 18 (enforcement of registered orders) as follows....

      89. 89.(1) Amend section 22 (discharge and variation of registered orders)...

      90. 90.In section 24(5A)(b) (cessation of order requiring payment), for “a...

      91. 91.(1) Amend section 25 (rules as to procedure of magistrates'...

      92. 92.(1) Amend section 28(1) (interpretation) as follows.

      93. 93.Reserve and Auxiliary Forces (Protection of Civil Interests) Act 1951 (c. 65)

      94. 94.Prison Act 1952 (c. 52)

      95. 95.Army Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 18)

      96. 96.Air Force Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19)

      97. 97.Naval Discipline Act 1957 (c. 53)

      98. 98.Maintenance Orders Act 1958 (c. 39)

      99. 99.In section 3(3A) (requirement of person liable under order to...

      100. 100.In section 4(5B) (variation of orders registered in magistrates' courts)—...

      101. 101.(1) Amend section 5 (cancellation of registration) as follows.

      102. 102.(1) Amend section 18 (powers of magistrates to renew committals)...

      103. 103.In section 20(1) (registration of order at request of person...

      104. 104.In section 21(1) (interpretation), omit the definition of “rules of...

      105. 105.Manoeuvres Act 1958 (7 & 8 Eliz. 2 c. 7)

      106. 106.Obscene Publications Act 1959 (c. 66)

      107. 107.Road Traffic Act 1960 (c. 16)

      108. 108.Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 (c. 62)

      109. 109.In section 8(2) (appeal to magistrates' court against alteration to...

      110. 110.In section 32(1)(c) (application to Scotland), omit “acting for the...

      111. 111.Administration of Justice Act 1960 (c. 65)

      112. 112.Omit section 3 (special provision as to capital cases).

      113. 113.Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963 (c. 2)

      114. 114.In section 11 (notification of cancellation of bookmaker’s or betting...

      115. 115.(1) Amend Schedule 1 (bookmaker’s permits, betting agency permits and...

      116. 116.Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963 (c. 41)

      117. 117.Administration of Justice Act 1964 (c. 42)

      118. 118.In section 26 (Inner and Middle Temples), omit “commissions of...

      119. 119.Backing of Warrants (Republic of Ireland) Act 1965 (c. 45)

      120. 120.In section 4(1) (issue of provisional warrant), in paragraph (c),...

      121. 121.In section 6(2) (discharge of persons where police of Republic...

      122. 122.In section 8(1) (rules of court), for paragraph (a) substitute—...

      123. 123.(1) Amend the Schedule (supplementary provisions as to proceedings under...

      124. 124.Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 (c. 56)

      125. 125.Public Works Loans Act 1965 (c. 63)

      126. 126.Criminal Procedure (Attendance of Witnesses) Act 1965 (c. 69)

      127. 127.National Loans Act 1968 (c. 18)

      128. 128.Criminal Appeal Act 1968 (c. 19)

      129. 129.Omit section 48 (appeal in capital cases).

      130. 130.Omit Schedule 4 (procedural and other modifications for capital cases)....

      131. 131.Courts-Martial (Appeals) Act 1968 (c. 20)

      132. 132.Gaming Act 1968 (c. 65)

      133. 133.(1) Amend Schedule 3 (registration of members' clubs in England...

      134. 134.In Schedule 7 (registration for gaming by means of machines),...

      135. 135.Children and Young Persons Act 1969 (c. 54)

      136. 136.In section 23A(2)(a) (court appearance of person arrested for breaking...

      137. 137.Taxes Management Act 1970 (c. 9)

      138. 138.Administration of Justice Act 1970 (c. 31)

      139. 139.Courts Act 1971 (c. 23)

      140. 140.In section 52(3) (award of costs where information or complaint...

      141. 141.Attachment of Earnings Act 1971 (c. 32)

      142. 142.In section 6(7)(c) (collecting officer in case of order made...

      143. 143.(1) Amend section 18 (collecting officer in case of order...

      144. 144.In section 21(2)(a)(ii) (costs to be sum due), for “justices'...

      145. 145.In section 25(1) (interpretation), omit the definition of “rules of...

      146. 146.Fire Precautions Act 1971 (c. 40)

      147. 147.Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77)

      148. 148.(1) Amend section 28K (execution of search warrants issued to...

      149. 149.(1) Amend Schedule 2 (administrative provisions about control on entry)...

      150. 150.(1) Amend Schedule 3 (supplementary provisions about deportation) as follows....

      151. 151.Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972 (c. 18)

      152. 152.(1) Amend section 8 (enforcement of maintenance order registered in...

      153. 153.In section 9(1ZA) (variation and revocation of maintenance order registered...

      154. 154.In section 17(4) (proceedings in magistrates' courts)—

      155. 155.(1) Amend section 18 (provision that may be made by...

      156. 156.In section 21(1) (interpretation of Part 1), in the definition...

      157. 157.In section 23(6) (maintenance orders registered in High Court under...

      158. 158.In section 26(6) (application for recovery of maintenance in convention...

      159. 159.(1) Amend section 27B (sending application to appropriate magistrates' court)...

      160. 160.(1) Amend section 27C (application for recovery of maintenance in...

      161. 161.In section 32(2A) (transfer of orders), for “justices' chief executive”...

      162. 162.In section 34(3)(a) (application from abroad to vary registered order),...

      163. 163.(1) Amend section 34A (variation of orders by magistrates' courts)...

      164. 164.In section 47(3) (construction of references to the jurisdiction of...

      165. 165.Civil Evidence Act 1972 (c. 30)

      166. 166.Criminal Justice Act 1972 (c. 71)

      167. 167.Administration of Justice Act 1973 (c. 15)

      168. 168.In Schedule 1 (justices of the peace: consequential re-enactments and...

      169. 169.Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (c. 18)

      170. 170.(1) Amend section 38 (orders for repayment of sums paid...

      171. 171.Breeding of Dogs Act 1973 (c. 60)

      172. 172.Juries Act 1974 (c. 23)

      173. 173.In section 14 (views by jurors), for “Crown Court rules,...

      174. 174.In Schedule 1 (jury service: ineligibility, disqualification and excusal), in...

      175. 175.Friendly Societies Act 1974 (c. 46)

      176. 176.Solicitors Act 1974 (c. 47)

      177. 177.Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) Act 1975 (c. 34)

      178. 178.Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975 (c. 51)

      179. 179.Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 (c. 52)

      180. 180.Bail Act 1976 (c. 63)

      181. 181.In section 3AA (electronic monitoring of compliance with bail conditions),...

      182. 182.In section 5(10) (meaning of “prescribed” in section 5), for...

      183. 183.(1) Amend section 5B (reconsideration of decisions granting bail) as...

      184. 184.In section 6(9)(c)(i) (certification of copy of record), for “justices'...

      185. 185.In section 7(4)(a) (appearance before justice following arrest for absconding...

      186. 186.(1) Amend section 8 (bail with sureties) as follows.

      187. 187.Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74)

      188. 188.Administration of Justice Act 1977 (c. 38)

      189. 189.Criminal Law Act 1977 (c. 45)

      190. 190.In section 48(1) (power to make rules as to furnishing...

      191. 191.Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates' Courts Act 1978 (c. 22)

      192. 192.(1) Amend section 20ZA (variation of orders for periodical payments)...

      193. 193.In section 27 (refusal of order in case more suitable...

      194. 194.In section 30(1) (jurisdiction to hear application for order under...

      195. 195.(1) Amend section 32 (enforcement of orders for payment of...

      196. 196.(1) Amend section 35 (orders for repayment of sums paid...

      197. 197.(1) Amend section 88 (interpretation) as follows.

      198. 198.Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (c. 23)

      199. 199.Protection of Children Act 1978 (c. 37)

      200. 200.In section 5(1) (forfeiture of seized articles), for “for that...

      201.  .Licensed Premises (Exclusion of Certain Persons) Act 1980 (c. 32)

      202. 201.Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c. 43)

      203. 202.In section 6(5) (display of details of committal proceedings), for...

      204. 203.In section 12 (non-appearance of accused), in—

      205. 204.(1) Amend section 12A (application of section 12 where accused...

      206. 205.(1) Amend section 14 (proceedings invalid where accused did not...

      207. 206.In section 43(2) (enforcement of recognizance of a surety for...

      208. 207.In section 47 (service of summons out of time after...

      209. 208.(1) Amend section 59 (orders for periodical payment: means of...

      210. 209.(1) Amend section 59A (orders for periodical payment: proceedings by...

      211. 210.(1) Amend section 59B(5) (interpretation of provisions relating to penalty...

      212. 211.(1) Amend section 60 (revocation, variation, etc. of orders for...

      213. 212.(1) In section 61(1) (periodical payments payable by one person...

      214. 213.In section 62(1)(ii) (proceedings for sums payable to child), for...

      215. 214.(1) Amend section 65(1) (proceedings which are family proceedings for...

      216. 215.In section 66(3) (composition of family proceedings courts), for the...

      217. 216.(1) Amend section 70 (jurisdiction of magistrates' courts in inner...

      218. 217.In section 74(1) (reasons for decisions in family proceedings), for...

      219. 218.(1) Amend section 77 (postponement of issue of warrant) as...

      220. 219.In— (a) section 78(4) (offence of removing impounded goods marked...

      221. 220.(1) Amend section 82 (restriction on power to impose imprisonment...

      222. 221.In section 84(1) (power to require statement of means) for...

      223. 222.(1) Amend section 85 (power to remit fine) as follows....

      224. 223.(1) Amend section 87 (enforcement of payment of fines by...

      225. 224.(1) Amend section 87A (fines imposed on companies) as follows....

      226. 225.(1) Amend section 89 (transfer of fine order) as follows....

      227. 226.In section 90(3) (transfer of fines to Scotland or Northern...

      228. 227.(1) Amend section 91 (transfer of fines from Scotland and...

      229. 228.In section 93(5) (issue of warrant to arrest person defaulting...

      230. 229.In section 95(3) (instalments in case of non-English maintenance order),...

      231. 230.In section 97(1), omit— (a) “for any commission area”, and...

      232. 231.(1) Amend section 97A (summons or warrant as to committal...

      233. 232.In section 99 (proof of non-payment of sum adjudged)—

      234. 233.In section 107 (false statements in declaration proving service), for...

      235. 234.In section 109(2) (notice to abandon an appeal), for “Crown...

      236. 235.In section 114 (payment of recognisances and fees on case...

      237. 236.(1) Amend section 116 (discharge of recognizance to keep the...

      238. 237.(1) Amend section 121 (constitution and place of sitting of...

      239. 238.In section 125(1) (warrants) for “the rules” substitute “rules of...

      240. 239.(1) Amend section 125B (execution of warrants by approved enforcement...

      241. 240.(1) Amend section 125C (disclosure of information for enforcing warrants)...

      242. 241.In section 126 (execution of certain warrants outside England and...

      243. 242.Omit sections 137 and 138 (fees and remission of fees)....

      244. 243.In section 139 (disposal of sums adjudged to be paid...

      245. 244.Omit section 141 (clerks to justices).

      246. 245.(1) Amend section 144 (rule committee) as follows.

      247. 246.(1) Amend section 145 (rules: supplementary provisions) as follows.

      248. 247.Omit section 147 (occasional court-house).

      249. 248.In section 148(2) (power of magistrates' courts to act where...

      250. 249.Omit section 149 (Isles of Scilly).

      251. 250.(1) Amend section 150(1) (interpretation) as follows.

      252. 251.In section 152, for “the rules” substitute “rules of court”....

      253. 252.Omit section 153 (magistrates' courts may sit on Sundays and...

      254. 253.In section 155(4) (extent of section 126 of 1980 Act),...

      255. 254.Omit Schedule 6 (fees).

      256. 255.Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980 (c. 47)

      257. 256.Highways Act 1980 (c. 66)

      258. 257.(1) Amend section 116 (power of magistrates' court to authorise...

      259. 258.Zoo Licensing Act 1981 (c. 37)

      260. 259.Supreme Court Act 1981 (c. 54)

      261. 260.In section 9(6A) (Circuit judge and Recorder not to exercise...

      262. 261.In section 75(1) (allocation of cases to different sorts of...

      263. 262.In— (a) section 125 (copies of wills and grants),

      264. 263.Omit section 130 (fees to be taken in Supreme Court)....

      265. 264.Omit sections 138, 138A and 138B (effect of writs of...

      266. 265.In section 151(1) (interpretation), in the definition of “prescribed”, omit...

      267. 266.Betting and Gaming Duties Act 1981 (c. 63)

      268. 267.In paragraph 15(3)(a) of Schedule 4 (gaming machine licence duty:...

      269. 268.Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (c. 27)

      270. 269.In section 15(3) (interpretation), for “for the same petty sessions...

      271. 270.Administration of Justice Act 1982 (c. 53)

      272. 271.County Courts Act 1984 (c. 28)

      273. 272.Omit— (a) section 73 (register of judgments and orders), and...

      274. 273.In section 98(1) (protection of district judge of county court...

      275. 274.(1) Amend section 99 (effect of warrants of execution) as...

      276. 275.For section 104 (information as to writs and warrants of...

      277. 276.Omit section 128 (fees).

      278. 277.In section 147(1) (interpretation), omit the definition of “fees orders”....

      279. 278.Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 (c. 42)

      280. 279.Building Act 1984 (c. 55)

      281. 280.In section 55(1) (appeals), omit “acting for the petty sessions...

      282. 281.Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60)

      283. 282.(1) Amend section 46 (detention after charge) as follows.

      284. 283.In section 47(3A)(b) (date of first court appearance in bail...

      285. 284.In section 47A (early administrative hearings conducted by justices' clerks),...

      286. 285.In section 73(3)(a) (proof of convictions and acquittals), for “justices'...

      287. 286.In section 81(1) and (2) (advance notice of expert evidence...

      288. 287.Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (c. 23)

      289. 288.(1) Amend section 20 (regulations) as follows.

      290. 289.In section 21 (interpretation of Part 2), in subsection (4A)(b),...

      291. 290.(1) Amend section 23 (discontinuance of proceedings in magistrates' courts)...

      292. 291.Local Government Act 1985 (c. 51)

      293. 292.In Schedule 13 (residuary bodies), omit paragraph 13(i).

      294. 293.Transport Act 1985 (c. 67)

      295. 294.Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45)

      296. 295.(1) Amend section 183 (effect of execution or attachment) as...

      297. 296.(1) Amend section 184 (duties of sheriff) as follows.

      298. 297.(1) Amend section 346 (enforcement procedures) as follows.

      299. 298.(1) Amend section 347 (distress) as follows.

      300. 299.In paragraph 12(1)(d) of Schedule B1 (application for administration order),...

      301. 300.Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (c. 46)

      302. 301.Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987 (c. 27)

      303. 302.Coroners Act 1988 (c. 13)

      304. 303.Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33)

      305. 304.In section 67(1) (notification of fine imposed by coroner), for...

      306. 305.Local Government Finance Act 1988 (c. 41)

      307. 306.Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52)

      308. 307.In section 100(1) (appeals relating to licences), omit “acting for...

      309. 308.In section 119(1) (appeal to sheriff)— (a) omit “acting for...

      310. 309.In section 133(1)(a) (review of examinations by magistrates' court), for...

      311. 310.Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53)

      312. 311.In sections 8(a) and 25(2)(a) (notification of date of birth...

      313. 312.In section 26 (interim disqualification)— (a) renumber the subsection inserted...

      314. 313.In section 27(5) (production of licence), for “justices' chief executive”...

      315. 314.In section 52(3)(c) (fixed penalty notice), for “justices' chief executive”...

      316. 315.(1) Amend section 69 (payment of fixed penalty) as follows....

      317. 316.In section 70(4)(a) (registration certificate), for “justices' chief executive for...

      318. 317.(1) Amend section 71 (registration of sums payable in default)...

      319. 318.In section 74(5) (provisions supplementary to sections 72 and 73)—...

      320. 319.In section 75(6) (conditional offer of fixed penalty: fixed penalty...

      321. 320.(1) Amend section 82 (accounting for fixed penalties) as follows....

      322. 321.In section 83(1)(b) (powers in cases of deception), for “justices'...

      323. 322.In section 84(c) (power to make regulations prescribing duties), for...

      324. 323.Dangerous Dogs Act 1989 (c. 30)

      325. 324.Extradition Act 1989 (c. 33)

      326. 325.In section 8(1)(a) (issue of warrant of arrest for purposes...

      327. 326.In section 9(2) (proceedings for committal), for “the Senior District...

      328. 327.In section 13(5)(a) (return to foreign states – supplementary), for...

      329. 328.In section 14(2) (simplified procedure)— (a) for “rules under section...

      330. 329.(1) Amend Schedule 1 (provisions deriving from Extradition Act 1870...

      331. 330.(1) In paragraph 5 of Schedule 1A (adaptation of Act...

      332. 331.Football Spectators Act 1989 (c. 37)

      333. 332.In— (a) section 14G(3) (variation of banning order),

      334. 333.(1) Amend section 18 (information) as follows.

      335. 334.In section 20(7) (appeal against refusal to grant exemption), omit...

      336. 335.In section 22(2) (banning orders arising out of offences outside...

      337. 336.Children Act 1989 (c. 41)

      338. 337.(1) Amend section 97 (privacy for children involved in certain...

      339. 338.(1) Amend paragraph 6A of Schedule 1 (variation of orders...

      340. 339.In paragraph 10(6) of Schedule 1 (jurisdiction to hear application...

      341. 340.In paragraph 24(6) of Schedule 2 (signature as evidence of...

      342. 341.Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42)

      343. 342.In section 67(3) (authorities to which provisions about interests in...

      344. 343.Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8)

      345. 344.Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (c. 9)

      346. 345.In section 50(6) (application to court following direction for minimum...

      347. 346.Computer Misuse Act 1990 (c. 18)

      348. 347.In section 16(10) (application to Northern Ireland)—

      349. 348.Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41)

      350. 349.In section 10(2) (family proceedings in magistrates' courts), for “Rules...

      351. 350.Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53)

      352. 351.Omit sections 76 to 78 (court security).

      353. 352.(1) Amend section 92 (interpretation of Part 4) as follows....

      354. 353.Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (c. 65)

      355. 354.Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5)

      356. 355.In section 121(1) (unpaid contributions – supplementary)—

      357. 356.Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14)

      358. 357.Friendly Societies Act 1992 (c. 40)

      359. 358.Charities Act 1992 (c. 41)

      360. 359.Protection of Badgers Act 1992 (c. 51)

      361. 360.Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 (c. 53)

      362. 361.Pension Schemes Act 1993 (c. 48)

      363. 362.Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (c. 22)

      364. 363.Value Added Tax Act 1994 (c. 23)

      365. 364.Drug Trafficking Act 1994 (c. 37)

      366. 365.Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act 1995 (c. 13)

      367. 366.Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (c. 21)

      368. 367.Criminal Appeal Act 1995 (c. 35)

      369. 368.Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50)

      370. 369.Reserve Forces Act 1996 (c. 14)

      371. 370.In paragraph 9(4) of Schedule 3 (certificate as proof of...

      372. 371.Police Act 1996 (c. 16)

      373. 372.In section 5C(3) (consultation before reduction in size of Metropolitan...

      374. 373.(1) Amend Schedule 2 (police authorities established under section 3)...

      375. 374.(1) Amend Schedule 2A (the Metropolitan Police Authority) as follows....

      376. 375.(1) Amend Schedule 3 (police authorities: selection of independent members)...

      377. 376.After Schedule 3 insert— SCHEDULE 3A police authorities: selection of...

      378. 377.Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (c. 25)

      379. 378.In section 20(3) (rules as to disclosure), for the words...

      380. 379.In section 33 (Crown Court Rules)— (a) in subsections (1)...

      381. 380.In paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 (rules about statements and...

      382. 381.In paragraph 13(2) of Schedule 4 (modification of section 20(3)...

      383. 382.National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (c. 39)

      384. 383.Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999 (c. 11)

      385. 384.Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (c. 23)

      386. 385.In section 24 (evidence by live link), omit subsections (5)...

      387. 386.In section 44(11) (restrictions on reporting of offences), for “rules...

      388. 387.Omit section 65(2) (meaning of “rules of court”).

      389. 388.Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)

      390. 389.(1) Amend Schedule 5 (terrorist investigations: information) as follows.

      391. 390.(1) Amend paragraph 4 of Schedule 6 (procedure on application...

      392. 391.In paragraph 29(4)(a) of Schedule 8 (extension of detention: meaning...

      393. 392.Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)

      394. 393.Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (c. 43)

      395. 394.Vehicles (Crime) Act 2001 (c. 3)

      396. 395.Private Security Industry Act 2001 (c. 12)

      397. 396.(1) Amend section 18 (appeals relating to approvals) as follows....

      398. 397.Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (c. 16)

      399. 398.In section 7(1) (payment of penalty), for “justices' chief executive”...

      400. 399.In section 8(2) (certificate that sum is registrable for enforcement...

      401. 400.(1) Amend section 9 (registration of sums payable in default)...

      402. 401.In section 21(5) (closure of unlicensed premises), for “justices' chief...

      403. 402.In section 22(5)(a) (termination of closure order), for “justices' chief...

      404. 403.International Criminal Court Act 2001 (c. 17)

      405. 404.In section 26 (meaning of “appropriate judicial officer”), in the...

      406. 405.In paragraph 5(2) of Schedule 5 (orders under Part 1),...

      407. 406.Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29)

      408. 407.In section 54(6) and (7) (payments by enforcement receivers), for...

      409. 408.(1) Amend section 55 (sums received by justices' chief executive)...

      410. 409.In section 67(5) (payment of seized money), for “justices' chief...

      411. 410.In section 91 (Crown Court Rules) for “Crown Court Rules...

      412. 411.Adoption and Children Act 2002 (c. 38)

      413. 412.In section 55(2) (interpretation of section 55(1)), for “petty sessions”...

      414. 413.(1) Amend section 141 (rules of procedure) as follows.

      415. 414.In section 144(1) (interpretation), for the definition of “rules” substitute—...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Transitional provisions and savings

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.Orders contracting out the provision of officers and staff

      3. 3.Local justice areas

      4. 4.Appointment and assignment of lay justices

      5. 5.The supplemental list

      6. 6.Keepers of the rolls

      7. 7.Chairman and deputy chairmen of the bench

      8. 8.Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate)

      9. 9.Justices' clerks and assistant clerks

      10. 10.A person who— (a) immediately before section 27 comes into...

      11. 11.(1) Any regulations made under— (a) section 42 of the...

      12. 12.Family proceedings courts

      13. 13.Youth courts

      14. 14.Inspectors of court administration

      15. 15.Collection of fines and discharge of fines by unpaid work

      16. 16.Register of judgments and orders

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Repeals

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