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Administration of Justice Act 1960

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Section thirteen

(1)In subsection (2), for paragraphs (a) to (c) there shall be substituted the following paragraphs:—

(a)from an order or decision of any inferior court (including a county court) or of a single judge of the High Count, or of any court having the powers of the High Court or a judge of that Court, to the Court of Appeal;

(b)from an order or decision of the Court of Appeal (including a decision of that court on an appeal under this section) and from an order or decision of a Divisional Court, the Court of Criminal Appeal or the Courts-Martial Appeal Court, to the House of Lords.

(2)For subsection (5) there shall be substituted the following subsection:—

(5)In this section ' court' includes any tribunal or person having power to punish for contempt; and references in this section to an order or decision of a court in the exercise of jurisdiction to punish for contempt include references—

(a)to an order or decision of the High Court or a county court under any enactment enabling that court to deal with an offence as if it were contempt of court;

(b)to an order or decision of a county court under section fifty-seven or section one hundred and forty-one of the County Courts Act (Northern Ireland), 1959 ;

(c)to an order or decision of a magistrates' court under subsection (2) of section thirty-four of the Summary Jurisdiction Act, 1879, or under any corresponding enactment for the time being in force in Northern Ireland, but do not include references to orders under section six or section six A of the Debtors Act (Ireland), 1872, under any provision of the Summary Jurisdiction Acts (Northern Ireland) or the County Courts Act (Northern Ireland), 1959, except those referred to in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this subsection and except sections seventy-one and one hundred and forty of the last-mentioned Act so far as those sections confer jurisdiction in respect of contempt of court.

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