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Courts Act 2003

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108Rules, regulations and orders

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(1)Any power of the Lord Chancellor to make rules, regulations or orders under this Act is exercisable by statutory instrument.

(2)None of the orders and regulations mentioned in subsection (3) may be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the order or regulations has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.

(3)The orders and regulations are—

(a)the first order to be made under section 4 (areas of courts boards);

(b)regulations under section 34(5) (costs in legal proceedings);

(c)an order under—

(i)section 73 or 80 (powers to amend enactments in connection with Criminal Procedure Rules and Family Procedure Rules), or

(ii)section 109 (power to make consequential provision etc.),

which contains any provision (whether alone or with other provisions) amending or repealing any Act or provision of an Act;

(d)an order under section 97(7) to (9) (power to make permanent provision about collection of fines and discharge of fines by unpaid work);

(e)regulations under Schedule 1;

(f)regulations under Schedule 6 relating to the prescribed hourly sum.

(4)A statutory instrument containing—

(a)the first order to be made under section 8 (local justice areas), or

(b)regulations under section 40 (payments, accounting and banking by designated officers),

is to be laid before Parliament after being made.

(5)Any other statutory instrument, apart from one containing an order under section 110 (commencement), is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(6)Any power of the Lord Chancellor to make rules, regulations or orders under this Act includes power to make—

(a)any supplementary, incidental or consequential provision, and

(b)any transitory, transitional or saving provision,

which he considers necessary or expedient.

(7)Nothing in this section applies to—

(a)rules made under Part 7 (Criminal Procedure and Family Procedure Rules), or

(b)an order made under section 102 (power to alter judicial titles: Northern Ireland).

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