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143Special measures for witnesses in proceedings for anti-social behaviour orders etc.E+W

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After section 1H of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (c. 37) (as amended by the Drugs Act 2005 (c. 17)) insert—

1ISpecial measures for witnesses

(1)This section applies to the following proceedings—

(a)any proceedings in a magistrates' court on an application for an anti-social behaviour order,

(b)any proceedings in a magistrates' court or the Crown Court so far as relating to the issue whether to make an order under section 1C, and

(c)any proceedings in a magistrates' court so far as relating to the issue whether to make an order under section 1D.

(2)Chapter 1 of Part 2 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (special measures directions in the case of vulnerable and intimidated witnesses) shall apply in relation to any such proceedings as it applies in relation to criminal proceedings, but with—

(a)the omission of the provisions of that Act mentioned in subsection (3) (which make provision appropriate only in the context of criminal proceedings), and

(b)any other necessary modifications.

(3)The provisions are—

(a)section 17(4),

(b)section 21(1)(b) and (5) to (7),

(c)section 22(1)(b) and (2)(b) and (c),

(d)section 27(10), and

(e)section 32.

(4)Any rules of court made under or for the purposes of Chapter 1 of Part 2 of that Act shall apply in relation to proceedings to which this section applies—

(a)to such extent as may be provided by rules of court, and

(b)subject to such modifications as may be so provided.

(5)Section 47 of that Act (restrictions on reporting special measures directions etc.) applies, with any necessary modifications, in relation to—

(a)a direction under section 19 of the Act as applied by this section, or

(b)a direction discharging or varying such a direction,

and sections 49 and 51 of that Act (offences) apply accordingly.

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Commencement Information

I1S. 143 in force at 1.7.2005 by S.I. 2005/1521, art. 3(1)(s)

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