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The Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional Provisions) Order 1994

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5.—(1) Sections 70 and 71 of the 1994 Act shall come into force subject to the transitional provisions specified below.

(2) Notwithstanding the substitution by section 70 of a new section 20 (“the new section 20”) for the old section 20 (“the old section 20”) of the 1979 Act

(a)the old section 20 shall continue to apply in relation to magistrates' courts committees constituted in accordance with the Magistrates' Courts Committees (Constitution) Regulations 1973(1)as if the new section 20 had not been so substituted;

(b)the new section 20 shall come into force only in relation to magistrates' courts committees constituted in accordance with regulations made under section 21 of the 1979 Act as amended by section 71 of the 1994 Act;

(c)notwithstanding the amendments made by section 71(1), (2) and (3) to section 21 of the 1979 Act, section 21 of that Act shall continue to apply in relation to magistrates' courts committees constituted in accordance with the Magistrates' Courts Committees (Constitution) Regulations 1973 as if those amendments had not been made.

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S.I. 1973/1522 as amended by S.I. 1980/1258, 1985/1383 and 1992/2047.

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