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Courts Act 2003

Criminal Procedure Rules and practice directions

Section 73: Power to amend legislation in connection with the rules

184.This section sets out the powers of the Lord Chancellor to make changes to legislation where, as a result of the work of the Crim PRC, anomalies are discovered.  It describes the requirement for the Lord Chancellor to act, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, when making such changes.  The agreement of the Secretary of State is necessary for the reasons set out above in the notes on section 72.

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