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The Juvenile Courts (Constitution) (Amendment) Rules 1991

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Statutory Instruments

1991 No. 2099


The Juvenile Courts (Constitution) (Amendment) Rules 1991


19th September 1991

Laid before Parliament

23rd September 1991

Coming into force

14th October 1991

The Lord Chancellor, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 144 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980(1), after consultation with the Rule Committee appointed under the said section 144, hereby makes the following Rules:

1.—(1) These Rules may be cited as the Juvenile Courts (Constitution) (Amendment) Rules 1991 and shall come into force on 14th October 1991.

(2) In these Rules “the principal Rules” means the Juvenile Courts (Constitution) Rules 1954(2).

2.  In rule 1 of the principal Rules—

(a)in paragraph (2), the words “the number of” and the words “who have not attained the age of sixty-five years” shall be omitted; and

(b)in paragraph (4), the words “and who has not attained the age of sixty-five years” shall be omitted.

3.  In rule 2 of the principal Rules, the words “whether or not he has attained the age of sixty-five years” shall be omitted.

4.  Rule 5 of the principal Rules shall be omitted.

5.  In rule 7 of the principal Rules, the words “, subject to Rule 5 of these Rules,” shall be omitted.

Mackay of Clashfern, C.

19th September 1991

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Rules)

These Rules amend the Juvenile Courts (Constitution) Rules 1954 by removing the requirement that a justice be under the age of sixty-five years for membership of a juvenile court panel.


1980 c. 43, as extended by section 146 of that Act.


S.I. 1954/1711, amended by S.I. 1976/1505, 1979/952 and 1983/675.

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