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Courts Act 2003

Abolition of magistrates’ courts committees

Section 6: Abolition of magistrates’ courts committees etc.

22.Since the Lord Chancellor will take over responsibility for the magistrates’ courts, there will no longer be a need for the MCCs, which perform this function at the moment. Section 6 provides for their abolition.  It also abolishes the Greater London Magistrates’ Courts Authority, which is the MCC for Greater London. Section 6 also gives effect to Schedule 2, which provides for the transfer of MCC staff and property.

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