Part 6 Allocation and Sending of Offences (ss 41-42)
Part 6 Allocation and Sending of Offences (ss 41-42)

41 Allocation of offences triable either way, and sending cases to Crown Court

Schedule 3 (which makes provision in relation to the allocation and other treatment of offences triable either way, and the sending of cases to the Crown Court) shall have effect.


42 Mode of trial for certain firearms offences: transitory arrangements

(1)     The Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 is amended as follows.

(2)     In section 24 (summary trial of information against child or young person for indictable offence)—

(a)     in subsection (1), for “homicide” there is substituted “one falling within subsection (1B) below”,

(b)     in subsection (1A)(a), for “of homicide” there is substituted “falling within subsection (1B) below”,

(c)     after subsection (1A), there is inserted—

“(1B)     An offence falls within this subsection if—

(a)     it is an offence of homicide; or

(b)     each of the requirements of section 51A(1) of the Firearms Act 1968 would be satisfied with respect to—

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