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The Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2018

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Amendment to the Contempt of Court Act 1981

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4.—(1) The Contempt of Court Act 1981(1) is amended as follows.

(2) In Schedule 1 (times when proceedings are active for purposes of section 2), in paragraph 7(2)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (c), omit “England and Wales or”;

(b)after sub-paragraph (c), insert—

(ca)in the case of proceedings in England and Wales commenced by arrest without warrant, if the person arrested is notified that the person is not to be prosecuted (whether under section 34(5C), 37(6B), 37B(5), 37CA(6), 41(11), 42(13), 43(21) or 44(10) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984(3) or otherwise);.

(2)

Paragraph 7 was amended by paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (c. 23) and by paragraph 34 of Schedule 17 to the Crime and Courts Act 2013 (c. 22).

(3)

1984 c. 60. Section 37B(5) was inserted by paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44). Sections 34(5C), 37(6B) and 37CA(6) were inserted by section 66 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017. Sections 41(11), 42(13), 43(21) and 44(10) were inserted by section 67 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017.

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