Explanatory Notes

Courts Act 2003

2003 CHAPTER 39

20 November 2003

Commentary on Sections: Part 1

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.