Part 2 Minor and Consequential Amendments


In section 4 of the Territorial Waters Jurisdiction Act 1878 (provisions as to procedure), in the paragraph beginning “Proceedings before a justice of the peace”, for the words from the beginning to “his trial” there is substituted—

“Any stage of proceedings—

(a)     before the summary trial of the offence; or

(b)     before the offender has been sent for trial for the offence,”.


(1)     The Bankers' Books Evidence Act 1879 is amended as follows.

(2)     In section 4 (proof that book is a banker's book), the paragraph beginning “Where the proceedings” is omitted.

(3)     In section 5 (verification of copy), the paragraph beginning “Where the proceedings” is omitted.


In section 6 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883 (inquiry by Attorney-General, and apprehension of absconding witnesses), subsection (3) is omitted.


In section 49 of the Criminal Justice Act 1925 (interpretation, etc), subsection (2) is omitted.


In section 42 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (extension of power to take deposition of child or young person), in subsection (2)(a), for “committed” in both places there is substituted “sent”.


(1)     Section 2 of the Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1933 (procedure for indictment of offenders) is amended as follows.

(2)     In subsection (2)—

(a)     in paragraph (a), for “committed” there is substituted “sent”,

(b)     paragraphs (aa) to (ac) are omitted,

(c)     for paragraph (i) there is substituted—

“(i)     where the person charged has been sent for trial, the bill of indictment against him may include, either in substitution for or in addition to any count charging

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