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The Courts Act 2003 (Commencement No. 9, Savings, Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Order 2005

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Commencement of Provisions of the Courts Act 2003

2.  The following provisions of the Courts Act 2003 come into force on the 1st April 2005 –

(a)section 1 (The general duty);

(b)sections 2 and 3 (Court staff and accommodation);

(c)section 5 (Functions of courts boards);

(d)section 6 to the extent not already in force (Abolition of magistrates' courts committees, etc.);

(e)sections 7 and 8 (The commission of the peace and local justice areas);

(f)sections 9 to 16 (Lay justices);

(g)sections 17 and 18 (Chairman and deputy chairmen and the bench);

(h)sections 19 to 21 (Supplementary provisions about the bench);

(i)sections 22 to 26 (District Judges (Magistrates' Courts));

(j)sections 27 to 29 (Justices' clerks and assistant clerks);

(k)section 30 (Places, dates and times of sittings);

(l)sections 31 to 35 (Protection and indemnification of justices and justices' clerks);

(m)sections 36 and 37 (Fines officers and designated officers);

(n)sections 38 to 40 (Application of receipts of magistrates' courts etc.);

(o)sections 41 (Miscellaneous);

(p)sections 43 to 46 and Schedule 3 (Criminal jurisdiction and procedure);

(q)sections 47 and 48 (Civil jurisdiction and procedure);

(r)sections 49, 50(1) and (4) (Family proceedings and youth courts);

(s)sections 51 to 57 (Court security);

(t)sections 58 to 61 (Inspectors of court administration);

(u)sections 88 to 91 (Provisions relating to criminal procedure and appeals and Courts-Martial Appeal Court procedure and appeals);

(v)sections 100 and 101 (Periodical payments);

(w)section 105 (Extension of time for criminal appeals to House of Lords: Northern Ireland);

(x)Schedule 8 (Minor and consequential amendments) and section 109(1) in so far as they are not already in force;

(y)Schedule 9 (Transitional provisions and savings) and section 109(2) in so far as they are not already in force;

(z)Schedule 10 (Repeals) in so far as it is not already in force, with the exception of the repeal of sections 73 and 73A of the County Courts Act 1984(1), and section 109(3) to the extent necessary for those repeals.

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