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Administration of Justice Act 1960

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18Provisions as to Northern Ireland

(1)No limitation or restriction imposed by the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, on the power of the Parliament of Northern Ireland to make laws shall preclude that Parliament :from enacting provisions—

(a)conferring any jurisdiction or power on the Court of Criminal Appeal in Northern Ireland or any judge or officer of that court:

(b)conferring on the rule-making authority power to make rules of court regulating the procedure and practice of that court;

and subsection (3) of section twenty-one of the Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act, 1930 (which, in effect, enables that Parliament to amend or repeal that Act so far as it relates to matters within the powers of that Parliament) shall have effect accordingly.

(2)For the purposes of section six of the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, this Act shall, so far as it relates to matters within the powers of the Parliament of Northern Ireland, be deemed to be an Act passed before the appointed day within the meaning of that section.

(3)An appeal shall lie to the House of Lords from any decision of the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland in proceedings begun by a civil application for habeas corpus in like manner and subject to the like conditions (including requirements as to leave to appeal) as an appeal from a decision of the Court of Appeal in England in such proceedings.

(4)This Act shall, in its application to Northern Ireland, have effect subject to the modifications set out in the Second Schedule to this Act; but this subsection shall not affect the operation of section ten of this Act in relation to proceedings of the Courts-Martial Appeal Court sitting in Northern Ireland.

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