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                   and for “and justices’ chief executives” substitute “and designated officers

for magistrates’ courts”.

          (3)      In subsection (2), omit “the President of the Family Division of the High

Court, the Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate)”.

          (4)               In subsection (3), before paragraph (a) insert—

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                    “(za)                      one District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts);”.

          (5)               Omit subsection (5).

  245     (1)                        Amend section 145 (rules: supplementary provisions) as follows.

          (2)               In subsection (1), omit paragraphs (aa), (f) and (i).

          (3)                        Omit subsection (4).

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  246      Omit section 147 (occasional court-house).

  247      In section 148(2) (power of magistrates’ courts to act where another may act),

for “for the same petty sessions” substitute “in the same local justice”.

  248      Omit section 149 (Isles of Scilly).

  249     (1)      Amend section 150(1) (interpretation) as follows.

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          (2)                        Omit the definitions of “petty-sessional court-house”, “the register” and “the

rules”.

          (3)                        In the definition of “prescribed”, for “the rules” substitute “rules of court”.

  250      In section 152, for “the rules” substitute “rules of court”.

  251      Omit section 153 (magistrates’ courts may sit on Sundays and public

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holidays).

  252               In section 155(4) (extent of section 126 of 1980 Act), for “sections” substitute

“section”.

  253      Omit Schedule 6 (fees).

Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980 (c. 47)

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  254               Omit—

              (a)             section 48 (appeal in capital cases), and

              (b)             Schedule 3 (procedural and other modifications for capital cases).

Highways Act 1980 (c. 66)

  255     (1)               Amend section 47 (power of magistrates’ court to declare that an

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unnecessary highway is not maintainable at public expense) as follows.

          (2)                        In subsection (5), for “acting for the petty sessions for” substitute “assigned

to the local justice area in”.

          (3)                        In subsection (6), for “chief executive to” substitute “designated officer for”.

  256     (1)               Amend section 116 (power of magistrates’ court to authorise stopping up or

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diversion of highway) as follows.

          (2)               In subsection (8)(b), for “for the same petty sessions” substitute “in the same

local justice”.

          (3)                        In subsection (9), for “the clerk of the court” substitute “a justices’ clerk”.

 

 

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Zoo Licensing Act 1981 (c. 37)

  257      In section 18(1) (appeals to magistrates’ courts), omit “acting for the petty

sessions area in which the zoo is situated”.

Supreme Court Act 1981 (c. 54)

  258     (1)      Amend section 8 (the Crown Court) as follows.

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          (2)      For subsection (2), substitute—

              “(2)                A justice of the peace is not disqualified from acting as a judge of the

Crown Court merely because the proceedings are not at a place

within the local justice area to which he is assigned or because the

proceedings are not related to that area in any other way.”

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          (3)      In subsection (3), for “or any Circuit judge or Recorder” substitute “, Circuit

judge, Recorder or District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)”.

  259      In section 9(6A) (Circuit judge and Recorder not to exercise powers of single

judge), after “31” insert “, 31B, 31C”.

  260      In section 75(1) (allocation of cases to different sorts of judges), for “and to a

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Circuit judge or Recorder” substitute “, Circuit judge, Recorder or District

Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)”.

  261      In—

              (a)             section 125 (copies of wills and grants),

              (b)             section 126(1) (depositaries for wills of living persons), and

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              (c)             section 134(2) (right to inspect power of attorney on payment of the

prescribed fee),

           for “the prescribed fee” substitute “the fee prescribed by an order under

section 92 of the Courts Act 2003 (fees)”.

  262      Omit section 130 (fees to be taken in Supreme Court).

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  263      Omit sections 138, 138A and 138B (effect of writs of execution against

goods).

  264      In section 151(1) (interpretation), in the definition of “prescribed”, omit

paragraph (b) and “and” before it.

Betting and Gaming Duties Act 1981 (c. 63)

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  265               In paragraph 15(4A) of Schedule 1 (betting duties: notification of forfeiture

and cancellation of betting office licence), in paragraph (a) of the definition

of “proper officer of the court”, for “justices’ chief executive” substitute

“designated officer”.

  266               In paragraph 15(3)(a) of Schedule 4 (gaming machine licence duty: registers

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of permits), for “for a petty sessions area, the chief executive to the justices”

substitute “in a local justice area, the designated officer for the committee”.

Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (c. 27)

  267     (1)      Amend section 5 (recognition and enforcement of maintenance orders) as

follows.

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          (2)      In subsection (5B), in the subsection to be regarded as substituted for section

76(5) of the 1980 Act, for “a justices’ chief executive” (in both places)

substitute “the designated officer for the court or for any other magistrates’

court”.

          (3)      In subsection (8), for “justices’ chief executive” substitute “designated

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officer”.

  268      In section 15(3) (interpretation), for “for the same petty sessions area (or, in

Northern Ireland,” substitute “in the same local justice area (or, in Northern

Ireland, for the same”.

Administration of Justice Act 1982 (c. 53)

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  269               In section 23(6)(a) (fees for deposit of wills), for “section 130 of the Supreme

Court Act 1981” substitute “section 92 of the Courts Act 2003”.

County Courts Act 1984 (c. 28)

  270      In—

              (a)             section 66(4) (fees payable in respect of trial with jury proceedings in

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a county court),

              (b)             section 80(2) (judge’s note on appeal—fee etc.), and

              (c)             section 95(4) (fees payable in respect of duties of brokers and

appraisers),

           for “the fees orders” substitute “an order under section 92 of the Courts Act

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2003 (fees)”.

  271      Omit—

              (a)             section 73 (register of judgments and orders), and

              (b)             section 73A (provision for register to be kept by body under contract

to Lord Chancellor).

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  272      In section 98(1) (protection of district judge of county court selling goods

under execution without notice of claim by third party), for the words from

“(b) no person” to “execution debtor” substitute—

                    “(b)                      no person shall be entitled to recover against the district

judge or other officer, or anyone lawfully acting under his

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authority—

                           (i)                          for any sale of the goods, or

                           (ii)                         for paying over the proceeds prior to the receipt of a

claim to the goods,

                                          unless it is proved that the person from whom recovery is

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sought had notice, or might by making reasonable inquiry

have ascertained, that the goods were not the property of the

execution debtor.”

  273     (1)      Amend section 99 (effect of warrants of execution) as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (2)(b)—

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              (a)             after “to” insert “an enforcement officer or other officer charged with

the execution of the writ”, and

              (b)             for “the sheriff” substitute “that person”.

          (3)      In subsection (4)—

 

 

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              (a)             before paragraph (a) insert—

                           “(za)                             “enforcement officer” means an individual who is

authorised to act as an enforcement officer under the

Courts Act 2003;”, and

              (b)             omit paragraph (b).

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  274      For section 104 (information as to writs and warrants of execution),

substitute—

       “104                                                  Information as to writs and warrants of execution

              (1)                             Where a writ against the goods of any person issued from the High

Court is delivered to an enforcement officer who is under a duty to

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execute the writ or to a sheriff, then on demand from the district

judge of a county court that person shall—

                    (a)                   in the case of an enforcement officer, by writing signed by

that officer or a person acting under his authority, and

                    (b)                   in the case of a sheriff, by writing signed by any clerk in the

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office of the under-sheriff,

                              inform the district judge of the precise time the writ was delivered to

him.

              (2)                             A bailiff of a county court shall on demand show his warrant to any

enforcement officer, any person acting under the authority of an

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enforcement officer and any sheriff’s officer.

              (3)             Any writing purporting to be signed as mentioned in subsection (1)

and the endorsement on any warrant issued from a county court

shall respectively be sufficient justification to any district judge, or

enforcement officer or sheriff, acting on it.

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              (4)             In this section “enforcement officer” means an individual who is

authorised to act as an enforcement officer under the Courts Act

2003.”

  275      Omit section 128 (fees).

  276      In section 147(1) (interpretation), omit the definition of “fees orders”.

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Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 (c. 42)

  277      Omit—

              (a)             section 40 (family proceedings rules), and

              (b)             section 41 (fees in family proceedings).

Building Act 1984 (c. 55)

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  278      In section 40(1) (appeal against section 36 notice), omit “acting for the petty

sessions area in which is situated land on which there has been carried out

any work to which the notice relates”.

  279      In section 55(1) (appeals), omit “acting for the petty sessions area in which is

situated land on which there will be, or there has been, carried out any work

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to which the notice or certificate relates”.

 

 

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Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60)

  280     (1)      Amend section 16 (execution of warrants) as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (10)(i), for “chief executive to the justices for the petty sessions

area for which he acts” substitute “designated officer for the local justice area

in which the justice was acting when he issued the warrant”.

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          (3)      In subsection (11), for “chief executive to the justices” substitute “designated

officer for the local justice area”.

  281     (1)      Amend section 46 (detention after charge) as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (2), for “for the petty sessions” substitute “in the local justice”.

          (3)      In subsection (3)—

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              (a)             for “for that area” substitute “in that area”,

              (b)             for “justices’ chief executive” substitute “designated officer”.

          (4)      In subsection (4)—

              (a)             for “for a petty sessions” substitute “in a local justice”, and

              (b)             for “for that area” substitute “in that area”.

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          (5)      In subsection (5)—

              (a)             for “for that area” substitute “in that area”, and

              (b)             for “justices’ chief executive” substitute “designated officer”.

          (6)      In subsection (6)—

              (a)             for “the justices’ chief executive for a petty sessions” substitute “the

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designated officer for a local justice”, and

              (b)             for “the justices’ chief executive” substitute “the designated officer”.

          (7)      In subsection (7)—

              (a)             for “for the petty sessions” substitute “in the local justice”, and

              (b)             for “for any other petty sessions” substitute “in any other local

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justice”.

          (8)      In subsection (8), for “justices’ chief executive” substitute “designated

officer”.

  282      In section 47(3A)(b) (date of first court appearance in bail cases), for

“justices’ chief executive for the relevant petty sessions” substitute

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“designated officer for the relevant local justice”.

  283      In section 47A (early administrative hearings conducted by justices’ clerks),

for “the clerk to the justices for a petty sessions area” substitute “a justices’

clerk”.

  284      In section 73(3)(a) (proof of convictions and acquittals), for “justices’ chief

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executive” substitute “designated officer”.

  285               In section 81(1) and (2) (advance notice of expert evidence in Crown Court),

for “Crown Court Rules” substitute “Criminal Procedure Rules”.

Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (c. 23)

  286      In section 7(4) (sending to Director of Public Prosecutions of details of cases

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which do not proceed)—

 

 

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              (a)             for “every justices’ chief executive” substitute “the designated officer

for every magistrates’ court”, and

              (b)             for “a magistrates’ court for which he is the justices’ chief executive”

substitute “the magistrates’ court”.

  287     (1)      Amend section 20 (regulations) as follows.

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          (2)                        Omit subsection (5).

          (3)      In subsection (6), for “and supplemental” substitute “, supplemental and

transitional”.

          (4)      In subsection (7), after “19(1)” insert “, 19A or 19B”.

          (5)      In subsection (8)(a)(ii), for “a party to the proceedings” substitute “any

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person”.

  288      In section 21 (interpretation of Part 2), in subsection (4A)(b), for “, 19 and

19A” substitute “to 19B”.

  289     (1)               Amend section 23 (discontinuance of proceedings in magistrates’ courts) as

follows.

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          (2)                        In subsections (3), (7) and (8), for “justices’ chief executive for” substitute

“designated officer for”.

          (3)                        In subsection (10), for “rules made under section 144 of the Magistrates’

Courts Act 1980” substitute “Criminal Procedure Rules”.

Local Government Act 1985 (c. 51)

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  290      Omit section 99 (disqualification of justices).

  291      In Schedule 13 (residuary bodies), omit paragraph 13(i).

Transport Act 1985 (c. 67)

  292     (1)      Amend section 17 (London taxi and taxi driver licensing: appeals) as

follows.

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          (2)      In subsections (2)(b) and (5), for “the appropriate” substitute “a

magistrates’”.

          (3)      In subsection (10), omit the definition of “the appropriate court”.

Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45)

  293      In section 124(1) (application for winding up), for “a justices’ chief

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executive” substitute “the designated officer for a magistrates’ court”.

  294     (1)      Amend section 183 (effect of execution or attachment) as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (2)(b), for “sheriff” substitute “enforcement officer or other

officer charged with the execution of the writ”.

          (3)      In subsection (4), for the words from ““the sheriff”” onwards substitute

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““enforcement officer” means an individual who is authorised to act as an

enforcement officer under the Courts Act 2003”.

  295     (1)      Amend section 184 (duties of sheriff) as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (1), for “sheriff” substitute “enforcement officer, or other

officer, charged with execution of the writ or other process,”.

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          (3)      In subsections (2), (3) and (4), for “sheriff”, in each place where it occurs,

substitute “enforcement officer or other officer”.

          (4)      In subsection (6), for the words from ““the sheriff”” onwards substitute

““enforcement officer” means an individual who is authorised to act as an

enforcement officer under the Courts Act 2003.”

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          (5)      In the section heading, for “sheriff” substitute “officers charged with

execution of writs and other processes”.

  296     (1)      Amend section 346 (enforcement procedures) as follows.

          (2)      In subsections (2), (3)(b), (4) and (8)(b), for “sheriff”, in each place where it

occurs, substitute “enforcement officer”.

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          (3)      In subsection (7), for “a sheriff” substitute “an enforcement officer”.

          (4)      After subsection (8), insert—

              “(9)                In this section “enforcement officer” means an individual who is

authorised to act as an enforcement officer under the Courts Act

2003.”

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  297     (1)      Amend section 347 (distress) as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (6), for “sheriff” substitute “enforcement officer,”.

          (3)      In subsection (7)—

              (a)             for “a sheriff” substitute “an enforcement officer”, and

              (b)             for “the sheriff” substitute “the enforcement officer”.

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          (4)      After subsection (10), insert—

              “(11)                In this section “enforcement officer” means an individual who is

authorised to act as an enforcement officer under the Courts Act

2003.”

  298      In paragraph 12(1)(d) of Schedule B1 (application for administration order),

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for “justices’ chief executive” substitute “designated officer”.

Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (c. 46)

  299      In—

              (a)             section 2(2)(c) (court which may make disqualification order on

conviction of indictable offence),

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              (b)             section 5(2) (disqualification on summary conviction),

           for “for the same petty sessions” substitute “in the same local justice”.

Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987 (c. 27)

  300      In section 41 (interpretation), in the definition of “the court”, omit “acting for

the petty sessions area in which it is situated”.

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Coroners Act 1988 (c. 13)

  301      In—

              (a)             sections 16(1)(a) (adjournment of inquest in event of criminal

proceedings), and

              (b)             section 17(1) (supplementary provisions),

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           for “justices’ chief executive for” substitute “designated officer for”.

 

 

 
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