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Notices of Amendments: 18 April 2017                  

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Sir Oliver Heald

 

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Schedule  11,  page  135,  line  1,  after “holder” insert “nominated by the Lord Chief

 

Justice”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that the only judicial office holders who may direct court and tribunal

 

staff exercising functions by virtue of section 67B(3)(b) of the Courts Act 2003 are those judicial

 

office holders who are nominated for the purpose by the Lord Chief Justice.

 

Sir Oliver Heald

 

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Schedule  11,  page  137,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

“Criminal Justice Act 2003

 

31A      

In section 305(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (interpretation of Part 12),

 

in the definition of “the appropriate officer of the court”, for “clerk of”

 

substitute “designated officer for”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for the functions of a justices’ clerk as the appropriate officer of the

 

court under Part 12 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 to be performed instead by a designated

 

officer for a magistrates’ court.

 

Sir Oliver Heald

 

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Schedule  11,  page  138,  line  25,  after “holder” insert “nominated by the Senior

 

President of Tribunals”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that the only judicial office holders who may direct court and tribunal

 

staff exercising functions by virtue of section 29F(3)(b) of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement

 

Act 2007 are those judicial office holders who are nominated for the purpose by the Senior

 

President of Tribunals.

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

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Schedule  11,  page  138,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“(7)    

A party to any decision made by an authorised person exercising, by virtue of

 

Tribunal Procedure Rules or Employment Tribunal Procedure Rules, a function

 

of a tribunal, may apply in writing to have the decision considered afresh by a

 

judicial office holder within 14 days.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that any decision made by a case officer, or person authorised to exercise

 

the functions of a tribunal, can be subject to a right of reconsideration by a judicial office holder.

 

Sir Oliver Heald

 

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Schedule  11,  page  141,  line  30,  after “holder” insert “nominated by the Senior

 

President of Tribunals”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that the only judicial office holders who may direct court and tribunal

 

staff exercising the Senior President of Tribunal’s functions by virtue of paragraph 3(5)(b) of


 
 

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Schedule 5 to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 are those judicial office holders

 

who are nominated for the purpose by the Senior President of Tribunals.

 


 

Sir Oliver Heald

 

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Schedule  12,  page  141,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

“Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845

 

A1         

The Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 is amended as follows.

 

A2         

In section 11 (limiting deviation from datum line), omit “acting in the local

 

justice area in which such street or public highway may be situated”.

 

A3         

In section 59 (application to justices to consent to level crossings over certain

 

highways), omit “acting in the local justice area in which such highway at the

 

proposed crossing thereof is situate”.

 

Inclosure Act 1859

 

A4         

The Inclosure Act 1859 is amended as follows.

 

A5         

In section 4 (how damage to be assessed), omit “acting in the local justice area

 

in which the lands which shall have been inclosed, or the greater part thereof,

 

shall be situate”.

 

A6         

In section 6 (amount may be levied by distress and may be deducted from rent),

 

omit “acting in the local justice area”.

 

Dockyard Ports Regulation Act 1865

 

A7  (1)  

Section 22 of the Dockyard Ports Regulation Act 1865 (jurisdiction of justices

 

of the peace, etc, over vessels near the shore) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

Omit subsection (1).

 

      (3)  

In subsection (2), omit “other” (in the first place).

 

Sheriffs Act 1887

 

A8         

In section 17 of the Sheriffs Act 1887 (disability to act as justice of the peace),

 

omit “any local justice area consisting of or including the whole or a part of”.

 

Local Government Act 1888

 

A9         

In section 28(2) of the Local Government Act 1888 (delegation of powers to

 

justices of the peace), for “the justices of the peace acting in a local justice area

 

consisting of or including the whole or part of the county” substitute “one or

 

more justices of the peace”.

 

Children and Young Persons Act 1933

 

A10      

In section 48(3) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (powers of youth

 

courts), omit “acting in the same local justice area”.

 

Street Offences Act 1959

 

A11      

The Street Offences Act 1959 is amended as follows.


 
 

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A12      

In section 1A (orders under section 1(2A): supplementary), omit subsections

 

(4)(b), (8) and (9).

 

A13(1)  

Schedule 1 (orders under section 1(2A): breach, amendment, etc) is amended

 

as follows.

 

      (2)  

In paragraph 2—

 

(a)    

in sub-paragraph (3), omit “acting in the relevant local justice area”,

 

and

 

(b)    

omit sub-paragraph (4).

 

      (3)  

In paragraph 3—

 

(a)    

in sub-paragraph (3), omit “acting in the relevant local justice area”,

 

and

 

(b)    

omit sub-paragraph (4).

 

      (4)  

In paragraph 5—

 

(a)    

in sub-paragraph (1), for “the relevant” substitute “a”, and

 

(b)    

omit sub-paragraphs (4) and (5).

 

      (5)  

Omit paragraph 7.

 

      (6)  

In paragraph 8(1), for “the relevant” substitute “a”.

 

      (7)  

In paragraph 9(1), for “the court before which the warrant directs him to be

 

brought (“the appropriate court”)” substitute “a court”.

 

      (8)  

Omit paragraph 10.

 

      (9)  

For paragraph 12 substitute—

 

“Notification

 

12         

Where a magistrates’ court revokes or amends an order under any

 

provision of this Schedule, the designated officer for the court must

 

provide copies of the revoking or amending order to the offender

 

and the supervisor.”

 

Obscene Publications Act 1959

 

A14      

In section 3(3) of the Obscene Publications Act 1959 (forfeiture of obscene

 

articles)—

 

(a)    

omit “acting in the local justice area in which the articles were seized”,

 

and

 

(b)    

omit “acting in that local justice area”.

 

Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964

 

A15(1)  

Schedule 1A to the Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964 (supervision

 

orders) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In paragraph 1(1), omit “, an officer of a local probation board”.

 

      (3)  

In paragraph 3—

 

(a)    

for sub-paragraph (1)(b) substitute—

 

“(b)    

require the supervised person to be under the

 

supervision of an officer of a provider of probation

 

services.”,

 

(b)    

in sub-paragraph (3)—

 

(i)    

omit “an officer of a local probation board assigned to the

 

court or”, and

 

(ii)    

omit “acting at the court”, and

 

(c)    

omit sub-paragraph (4).


 
 

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      (4)  

In paragraph 9(1), omit “acting for the local justice area concerned”.

 

      (5)  

In paragraph 10(1)—

 

(a)    

after “supervision order” insert “which specifies a local social services

 

authority area”,

 

(b)    

omit “acting for the local justice area concerned”, and

 

(c)    

omit “or local justice area”.

 

      (6)  

In paragraph 11(1), omit “for the local justice area concerned”.

 

      (7)  

In paragraph 12(1), omit “for the local justice area concerned”.

 

      (8)  

In paragraph 13(1), for “local justice area concerned” substitute “magistrates’

 

court”.

 

      (9)  

In paragraph 14—

 

(a)    

for sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) substitute—

 

    “(1)  

On the making under paragraph 10 or 11 above of any order

 

amending a supervision order, the designated officer for the

 

magistrates’ court shall forthwith give copies of the

 

amending order to the supervising officer.”, and

 

(b)    

in sub-paragraph (3), omit “or (2)”.

 

Courts Act 1971

 

A16      

In section 52(3) of the Courts Act 1971 (award of costs where complaint is not

 

proceeded with)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (b), omit “acting in any local justice area”, and

 

(b)    

omit “acting in that area”.

 

Attachment of Earnings Act 1971

 

A17      

In section 17(3)(a) of the Attachment of Earnings Act 1971 (consolidated

 

attachment orders), for the words from “from a court” to “another local justice

 

area” substitute “from one fines officer to another”.

 

Immigration Act 1971

 

A18      

In section 28K(9)(a) of the Immigration Act 1971 (execution of warrants), for

 

“the local justice area in which the justice was acting when he issued the

 

warrant” substitute “a magistrates’ court”.

 

Breeding of Dogs Act 1973

 

A19      

In section 3(9) of the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973 (offences and

 

disqualifications), omit “(or, in England and Wales, any magistrates’ court

 

acting in the same local justice area)”.

 

Solicitors Act 1974

 

A20      

Omit section 38 of the Solicitors Act 1974 (restriction on solicitor who is

 

justice of the peace).

 

Bail Act 1976

 

A21      

The Bail Act 1976 is amended as follows.

 

A22      

In section 3(6C)(a) (bail for drug users), omit the words from “for the” to

 

“granted bail”.


 
 

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A23      

In section 3AA(4) (electronic monitoring of children and young persons on

 

bail), omit “in each local justice area which is a relevant area”.

 

A24      

In section 3AAA(4) (electronic monitoring of children and young persons on

 

bail in extradition proceedings), omit “in each local justice area which is a

 

relevant area”.

 

A25      

In section 3AB(3) (electronic monitoring of other persons on bail), omit “in

 

each local justice area which is a relevant area”.

 

A26      

In section 3AC (electronic monitoring: general provisions), omit subsection

 

(7).

 

A27      

In Part 1 of Schedule 1 (entitlement to bail: imprisonable offences), in

 

paragraph 6C(a), omit the words from “for the” to “granted bail”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment contains provision that is consequential on the abolition of local justice areas by

 

clause 51.

 

Sir Oliver Heald

 

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Schedule  12,  page  143,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“Highways Act 1980

 

12A      

The Highways Act 1980 is amended as follows.

 

12B      

In section 47(5) (power of magistrates’ court to declare highway not

 

maintainable at public expense), omit “assigned to the local justice area in

 

which the court acts”.

 

12C      

In section 116(8)(b) (power of magistrates’ court to authorise stopping up or

 

diversion of highway)—

 

(a)    

omit the words from “(including, where” to “other court)”, and

 

(b)    

omit “acting in the same local justice area as the court by which the

 

order was made”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment contains provision that is consequential on the abolition of local justice areas by

 

clause 51.

 

Sir Oliver Heald

 

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Schedule  12,  page  143,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

“Criminal Justice Act 1982

 

13A(1)  

Schedule 13 to the Criminal Justice Act 1982 (community service orders:

 

reciprocal arrangements) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In paragraph 7—

 

(a)    

in sub-paragraph (1), in paragraph (b) of the substituted Article 13(4)

 

of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/3160

 

(N.I. 24)), omit “local justice”,

 

(b)    

in sub-paragraph (2)(b), omit “local justice”,

 

(c)    

for sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) substitute—

 

    “(3)  

An adult community service order made or amended in

 

accordance with this paragraph shall require a provider of

 

probation services in England and Wales to appoint or

 

assign an officer of the provider who will discharge in

 

respect of the order the functions in respect of community


 
 

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orders conferred on responsible officers by Part 12 of the

 

Criminal Justice Act 2003.

 

      (4)  

A youth community service order made or amended in

 

accordance with this paragraph shall require—

 

(a)    

a provider of probation services in England and

 

Wales, or

 

(b)    

a youth offending team established under section

 

39 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 by a local

 

authority for the area in which the offender resides

 

or will be residing when the order or amendment

 

comes into force,

 

            

to appoint a person who will discharge in respect of the

 

order the functions in respect of youth rehabilitation orders

 

conferred on responsible officers by Part 1 of the Criminal

 

Justice and Immigration Act 2008.”

 

(d)    

in sub-paragraph (5)—

 

(i)    

for “sub-paragraph (4)(b)” substitute “sub-paragraph (4)”,

 

and

 

(ii)    

omit paragraph (a).

 

      (3)  

In paragraph 9—

 

(a)    

in sub-paragraph (2), in paragraph (a) of the definition of “home

 

court”, for “the magistrates’ court acting in the local justice area in

 

which he resides or proposes to reside;” substitute “a magistrates’

 

court in England and Wales;”, and

 

(b)    

in sub-paragraph (6)(a)(i), omit “acting in the local justice area for the

 

time being specified in the order”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment contains provision that is consequential on the abolition of local justice areas by

 

clause 51.

 

Sir Oliver Heald

 

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Schedule  12,  page  144,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986

 

14A      

The Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 is amended as follows.

 

14B      

In section 2(2) (disqualification on conviction of indictable offence)—

 

(a)    

omit the “or” at the end of paragraph (b), and

 

(b)    

omit paragraph (c).

 

14C      

In section 5(2) (disqualification on conviction of summary offence), omit “(or,

 

in England and Wales, any other magistrates’ court acting in the same local

 

justice area)”.

 

Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988

 

14D      

The Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 is amended as follows.

 

14E      

In section 30D(3) (supplementary provisions)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (a) of the definition of “relevant local court”, omit “acting

 

for the local justice area in which the offender resides”, and

 

(b)    

in paragraph (a) of the definition of “supervising court”, omit “acting

 

for the same local justice area as the court which made the order”.


 
 

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14F(1)  

Section 34C (supplementary provisions) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (2) of that section as inserted by section 30 of the Road Traffic

 

Act 1991, in paragraph (a) of the definition of “supervising court”, omit

 

“acting for the petty sessions area named in the order as the area where the

 

offender resides or will reside”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (3) of that section as substituted by section 35 of the Road Safety

 

Act 2006—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (a) of the definition of “relevant local court”, omit “acting

 

for the local justice area in which the offender resides”, and

 

(b)    

in paragraph (a) of the definition of “supervising court”, omit “acting

 

for the same local justice area as the court which made the order”.

 

14G      

In section 34G(3) (supplementary provisions)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (a) of the definition of “relevant local court”, omit “acting

 

for the local justice area in which the offender resides”, and

 

(b)    

in paragraph (a) of the definition of “supervising court”, omit “acting

 

for the same local justice area as the court which made the order”.

 

14H      

In section 70(4) (registration certificates)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (a), for “the local justice area in which the defaulter

 

appears to him to reside” substitute “a magistrates’ court”, and

 

(b)    

in paragraph (c)(i), for “the local justice area in which the offence was

 

committed” substitute “a magistrates’ court”.

 

14I(1)  

Section 71 (registration of sums payable in default) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

for “local justice area” (in the first place) substitute “magistrates’

 

court”,

 

(b)    

in paragraph (a)—

 

(i)    

for “a local justice area for which he is the designated officer,”

 

substitute “England and Wales,”,

 

(ii)    

for “fine in that area” substitute “fine in England and Wales”,

 

and

 

(iii)    

omit “acting in that area”,

 

(c)    

omit paragraph (b) (including the “or” at the end), and

 

(d)    

in paragraph (d)—

 

(i)    

in sub-paragraph (i), for “the local justice area for which he is

 

the designated officer,” substitute “England and Wales,”,

 

(ii)    

in that sub-paragraph, for “acting in that area,” substitute “,

 

and”, and

 

(iii)    

omit sub-paragraph (ii) (including the “and” at the end).

 

      (3)  

In subsection (2)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (c), for “the local justice area in which the defaulter

 

appears to him to reside” substitute “a magistrates’ court”,

 

(b)    

in paragraph (d)(iii), for “the local justice area in which the offence

 

was committed” substitute “a magistrates’ court”.

 

      (4)  

In subsection (6), for “local justice area” substitute “magistrates’ court”.

 

14J      

In section 74(5)(a)(i) (supplementary provisions)—

 

(a)    

omit “a local justice area in”, and

 

(b)    

for “any magistrates’ court acting in that area,” substitute “a

 

magistrates’ court in England and Wales,”.


 
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