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Explanatory Memorandum to Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Effect on time limits in relation to preliminary stages

50.Article 29 amends Article 12 of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (NI 13) (power of Secretary of State to set time limits in relation to preliminary stages of criminal proceedings) to disapply the overall time limit for the period during which proceedings are adjourned pending a prosecution appeal under this Part of the Order. It also makes similar changes in respect of schedule offences under the Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11).

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