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Index to Coroners And Justice Bill




Part 1 - Coroners etc

Part 2 - Criminal Offences

Part 3 - Criminal Procedure

Part 4 - Sentencing

Part 5 - Miscellaneous Criminal Justice Provisions

Part 7 - Criminal Memoirs etc

Part 8 - Data Protection Act 1998



Clause 2: Request for other coroner to conduct investigation

Clause 3: Direction for other coroner to conduct investigation

Clause 4: Discontinuance where cause of death revealed by post-mortem examination

Clause 5: Matters to be ascertained

Clause 6: Duty to hold inquest

Clause 7: Whether jury required

Clause 8: Assembling a jury

Clause 9: Determinations and findings by jury

Clause 10: Determinations and findings to be made

Clause 11: certified investigations: investigation by judge, inquest without a jury

Clause 12: Discontinuance of certification

Clause 13: Intercept evidence

Clause 14 and Schedule 1: Duty or power to suspend or resume investigations

Paragraph 1: Suspension of investigation where certain criminal charges may be brought

Paragraph 2: Suspension where certain criminal proceedings are brought

Paragraph 3: Suspension pending inquiry under Inquiries Act 2005

Paragraph 4: General power to suspend

Paragraph 5: Effect of suspension

Paragraph 6: Resumption of investigation suspended under paragraph 1

Paragraph 7: Resumption of investigation suspended under paragraph 2

Paragraph 8: Resumption of investigation suspended under paragraph 3

Paragraph 9: Resumption of investigation under paragraph 4

Paragraph 10: Supplemental

Clause 15: Post-mortem examinations

Clause 16: Power to remove body

Clause 17: Notification by medical practitioner to senior coroner

Clause 18: Medical examiners

Clause 20: Investigations concerning treasure

Clause 21 and Schedule 2: Coroner areas

Clause 22: Appointment of senior coroners, area coroners and assistant coroners etc

Part 1 - Appointment of senior, area and assistant coroners

Part 2 - Qualifications of senior, area and assistant coroners

Part 3 - Vacancies, and functions of area and assistant coroners

Part 4 - Terms of office of senior, area and assistant coroners

Clause 23: Provision of staff and accommodation

Clause 24 and Schedule 4: Powers of senior coroner

Paragraph 1: Power to require evidence to be given or produced

Paragraph 2: Privileged information etc

Paragraph 3: Power of entry, search and seizure

Paragraph 4: Power of entry, search and seizure: supplemental

Paragraph 5: Exhumation of body for examination

Paragraph 6: Action to prevent other deaths

Clause 25 and Schedule 5: Offences

Clause 26 and Schedule 6: Allowances, fees, expenditure and reimbursement

Clause 27 and Schedule 7: Chief Coroner and Deputy Chief Coroners

Clause 28: Regulations about training

Clause 29: Inspection of coroner system

Clause 30: Appeals to the Chief Coroner

Clause 31 and Schedule 8: Investigation by Chief Coroner or by judge at Chief Coroner’s invitation

Clause 32: Guidance by the Lord Chancellor

Clause 33: Coroners regulations

Clause 34: Coroners rules

Clause 35: Abolition of the office of coroner of the Queen’s household

Clause 36: “Interested person”

Clause 37: Interpretation: general

Clause 38 and Schedule 9: Amendments to the Coroners Act (Northern Ireland) 1959

Part 2- Criminal Offences

Clause 40: Persons suffering from diminished responsibility (Northern Ireland)

Clause 41: Partial defence to murder: loss of control

Clause 42: Meaning of “qualifying trigger”

Clause 43: Abolition of common law defence of provocation

Clause 44: Infanticide (England and Wales)

Clause 45: Infanticide (Northern Ireland)

Clause 46: Encouraging or assisting suicide: England and Wales

Clause 47: Encouraging or assisting suicide (Northern Ireland)

Clause 48 and Schedule 10: Encouraging or assisting suicide: providers of information society services

Clause 49: Prohibited images

Clause 50: Exclusion of classified film, etc

Clause 51: Defences

Clause 52: Meaning of “image” and “child”

Clause 53: Penalties

Clause 54: Entry, search, seizure and forfeiture

Clause 55 and Schedule 11: Special rules relating to providers of information society services

Clause 56: Indecent pseudo-photographs of children: marriage etc

Clause 57: Conspiracy

Clause 58: Hatred against persons on grounds of sexual orientation

Part 3 - Criminal Procedure

Clause 59: Qualifying offences

Clause 60: Qualifying criminal investigations

Clause 61: Investigation anonymity orders

Clause 62: Applications

Clause 63: Conditions for making order

Clause 64: Appeal against refusal of order

Clause 65: Discharge of order

Clause 66: Delegation of functions

Clause 67: Application to armed forces

Clause 68: Interpretation

Chapter 2: Anonymity of Witnesses

Clause 70: Applications

Clause 71: Conditions for making order

Clause 72: Relevant considerations

Clause 73: Warning to jury

Clause 74: Discharge or variation of order

Clause 75: Discharge or variation after proceedings

Clause 76: Discharge or variation by appeal court

Clause 77: Special provisions for service courts

Clause 78: Public interest immunity

Clause 79: Power to make orders under the 2008 Act

Clause 80: Interpretation

Chapter 3: Vulnerable and Intimidated Witnesses

Clause 82: Eligibility for special measures: offences involving weapons

Clause 83: Special measures directions for child witnesses

Clause 84: Special provisions relating to certain sexual offences

Clause 85: Evidence by live link: presence of supporter

Clause 86: Video recorded evidence in chief: supplementary testimony

Clause 87: Examination of accused through intermediary

Clause 88: Age of child complainant

Chapter 4: Live Links

Clause 90: Answering to live link bail

Clause 91: Searches of persons answering to live link bail

Clause 92: Use of live link in certain enforcement hearings

Clause 93: Direction of registrar for appeal hearing by live link

Chapter 5: Miscellaneous

Clause 95: Admissibility of evidence of previous complaints

Clause 96: Powers in respect of offenders who assist investigations and prosecutions

Clause 97: Bail: assessment of risk of committing an offence causing injury

Clause 98: Bail decisions in murder cases to be made by a Crown Court judge

Clause 99: Indictment of offenders

Part 4 - Sentencing

Clause 101: Annual Report

Clause 102: Sentencing guidelines

Clause 103: Sentencing guidelines: sentence ranges

Clause 104: Allocation guidelines

Clause 105: Preparation or revision of sentencing or allocation guidelines in urgent cases

Clause 106: Guidelines: proposals by Lord Chancellor etc

Clause: 107: Sentencing Guidelines: duty of court

Clause 108: Determination of tariffs etc

Clause 109: Resource implications of guidelines

Clause 110: Monitoring

Clause 111: Promoting awareness and dialogue

Clause 112: Resources: effect of sentencing practice

Clause 113: Resources: effect of factors not related to sentencing

Clause 114: Duty to assess impact of policy and legislative proposals

Clause 115: Assistance by Lord Chancellor

Clause 116: Entrenchment of Lord Chancellor’s functions

Clause 117: Abolition of existing sentencing bodies

Clause 118: Interpretation of this Chapter

Clause 119 and Schedule 14: Extension of driving disqualification

Clause 120: Dangerous offenders: terrorism offences (England and Wales)

Clause 121: Dangerous offenders: terrorism offences (Northern Ireland)

Part 5 - Miscellaneous Criminal Justice Provisions

Clause 123: Implementation of E-Commerce and Services directives: penalties

Clause 124 and Schedule 15: Treatment of convictions in other member States etc

Admission of evidence as to bad character of a defendant


Decision as to allocation


Required custodial sentences for certain offences

Restriction on imposing custodial sentence or service detention

Young offenders: referral conditions

Proving of foreign convictions before courts

Clause 125: Retention of knives surrendered or seized: England and Wales

Clause 126: Retention of knives surrendered or seized: Northern Ireland

Clause 127: Security in tribunal buildings

Part 6 - Legal Aid

Clause 128: Community Legal Service: pilot schemes

Clause 129: Excluded services: help in connection with business matters

Clause 130: Criminal Defence Service: information requests

Clause 131 and Schedule 16: Criminal Defence Service: enforcement of order to pay cost of representation

Clause 132: Statutory instruments relating to Legal Services Commission

Part 7 - Criminal Memoirs etc

Clause 134: Qualifying offenders

Clause 135: Qualifying offenders: service offences

Clause 136: Qualifying offenders: supplementary

Clause 137: Relevant offences

Clause 138: Deriving a benefit

Clause 139: Applications

Clause 140: Determination of applications

Clause 141: Limits on recoverable amount

Clause 142: The available amount

Clause 143: Property

Clause 144: Effect of conviction being quashed

Clause 145: Powers of court on repeat applications

Clause 146: Additional proceeds reporting orders

Clause 147 and Schedule 17: Exploitation proceeds investigations

Clause 148: Functions of Serious Organised Crime Agency

Clause 149: Limitation

Clause 150: Interpretation of Part 7

Part 8 - Data Protection Act 1998

Clause 152: Information Sharing

Clause 153: Data-sharing code of practice

Clause 154 and Schedule 18: Further amendments of the Data Protection Act 1998

Data Controllers’ Registration

Assessment notices

Power to require information

Restriction on the use of information

Monetary penalties: restriction on matters to be taken into account

Part 9 - General

Clause 156 and Schedules 19 and 20: Consequential etc. amendments and transitional and saving provisions

Schedule 19: Minor and consequential amendments

Part 7 - Disqualification for Driving

Schedule 20 transitory, transitional and saving provisions

Clause 157 and Schedule 21: Repeals and revocations

Clause 159: Effect of amendments to criminal justice provisions applied for the purposes of service law.

Clause 160: Extent

Clause 161: Commencement



Part 1 - Coroners etc

Part 3 - Criminal Evidence, Investigations and Procedure

Part 4 - Sentencing

Part 5 - Miscellaneous Criminal Justice Provisions

Part 7 - Criminal Memoirs etc

Part 8 - Data Protection Act 1998




Criminal Justice Act 2003 sections 103 and 108(2)

Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 section 25


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