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The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1994


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2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

“fine” includes a pecuniary penalty but does not include a pecuniary forfeiture or pecuniary compensation;

“relevant provision” means a provision contained in—


an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom;


an Act of the Parliament of Ireland;


an Act of the Parliament of Northern Ireland;


an Order in Council under section 1(3) of the Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act 1972(2);


an Order in Council under Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Act 1974;

“statutory provision” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954.

(3) In Articles 19 to 24—

“complainant” means a person against whom the offence is alleged to have been committed;

“picture” includes a likeness however produced;

“relevant programme” means a programme included in a programme service, within the meaning of the Broadcasting Act 1990(3); and

“written publication” includes a film, a sound-track and any other record in permanent form but does not include an indictment or other document prepared for use in particular legal proceedings.

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