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Army and Air Force Act 1961

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30Persons whose duty it is to sign certificates of arrest or surrender of deserters and absentees

Subsection (1) of section one hundred and eighty-nine of the Army Act, 1955, and subsection (1) of section one hundred and eighty-nine of the Air Force Act, 1955 (which require certificates of arrest of deserters and absentees brought before a court of summary jurisdiction to be signed by a justice of the peace), shall, as regards certificates issued after the coming into operation of this section, have effect—

(a)in their application to England and Wales, with the substitution, for references to a justice of the peace, of references to a justice of the peace or the clerk of the court;

(b)in their application to Scotland, with the substitution, for references to a justice of the peace, of references, to the clerk of the court;

(c)in their application to Northern Ireland, with the substitution, for references to a justice of the peace, of references to a resident magistrate or the clerk of petty sessions for the petty sessions district in which the court sat;

(d)in their application to the Isle of Man, with the substitution, for references to a justice of the peace, of references to a justice of the peace or the clerk of the court;

(e)in their application to the islands of Jersey and Guernsey, with the substitution, for references to a justice of the peace, of references to a magistrate or a person for the time being authorised to act as a magistrate;

(f)in their application to Alderney, with the substitution, for references to a justice of the peace, of references to the chairman of the Court of Alderney or the person for the time being authorised to act as chairman of that Court;

(g)in their application to Sark, with the substitution, for references to a justice of the peace, of references to the Seneschal or the Deputy Seneschal;

(h)in their application to a colony, a territory under Her Majesty's protection or a territory for the time being administered by Her Majesty's government in the United Kingdom under the trusteeship system of the United Nations, with the substitution, for references to a justice of the peace, of references to a magistrate or the official (by whatever designation known) who exercises in the court functions similar to those exercised in England by the clerk of a court of summary jurisdiction.

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