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The Crown Office (Forms and Proclamations Rules) (Amendment) Order 1996

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Statutory Instruments

1996 No. 276


The Crown Office (Forms and Proclamations Rules) (Amendment) Order 1996


14th February 1996

Laid before Parliament

26th February 1996

Coming into force

1st April 1996

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 14th day of February 1996


The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by section 3 of the Crown Office Act 1877(1), is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:–

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Crown Office (Forms and Proclamations Rules) (Amendment) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 1st April 1996

Amendments to the Crown Office (Forms and Proclamations Rules) Order 1992

2.  Form A in Part II of the Schedule to the Crown Office (Forms and Proclamations Rules) Order 1992(2) shall be amended as follows:–

(a)in the heading, for “Counties of England and Wales” there shall be substituted “England (outside London) and Wales”;

(b)for “Our County of” there shall be substituted “the commission area of”;

(c)for “Our said county”,wherever it occurs, there shall be substituted “the said commission area”

N. H. Nicholls

Clerk of the Privy Council

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order in Council amends the form for commissions of the peace in England and Wales outside Greater London and the City of London contained in the Schedule to the Crown Office (Forms and Proclamations Rules) Order 1992 so as to take account of changes to local government areas and amendments to enactments relating to commission areas effected by or under the Local Government Act 1992(3) and the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994(4)

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