The Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 1999

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Published: 1999-10-16

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Statutory Instruments
1999 No. 2838 (L.24)

The Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 1999

16th October 1999

Laid before Parliament
18th October 1999

Coming into force
12th November 1999

We, the Crown Court Rule Committee, in exercise of the powers conferred on us by sections 73(2), 74(2), (3) and (7), 84 and 86 of the Supreme Court Act 1981(1), make the following Rules:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Rules may be cited as the Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 1999 and shall come into force on 12th November 1999.

(2) In these Rules a rule referred to by number alone means the rule so numbered in the Crown Court Rules 1982(2).

Amendments to Crown Court Rules 1982

2.—(1) In rule 3(4) the words from “or of proceedings on committal” to “section 67 of the Mental Health Act 1959(3)” shall be omitted.

(2) In rule 4(1) the words “or any proceedings on committal to the Court for sentence” shall be omitted.

(3) Rule 4(2) shall be omitted.

(4) In rule 5, the words from “or of proceedings” to the end of that rule shall be omitted.

J. W. Kay, J
Michael McKenzie
G. D. Grigson
Charles Harris
L. Dickinson
L. Garner
Joanna Korner, Q.C.
The Crown Court Rule Committee
8th October 1999

Irvine of Lairg, C
16th October 1999

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Rules)
These Rules make amendments to the Crown Rules 1982 consequential on the removal, by section 79 of the Access to Justice Act 1999, of the requirement in section 74(1) of the Supreme Court Act 1981, that the Crown Court should include justices of the peace when hearing a committal for sentence.

1981 c. 54 Section 84 was amended by paragraph 1(4) of Schedule 2 to the Civil Procedure Act 1997 (c. 12); section 86 was amended by paragraph 36(2) of Schedule 18 to the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41).

S.I. 1982/1109; there are no relevant amending instruments.

Section 67 of the Mental Health Act 1959 (c. 72) was repealed by Schedule 6 to the Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20) and replaced by section 43 of that Act.