In section 22B of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (re-institution of proceedings stayed under section 22(4) or 22A(5)), in subsection (5)(a) for “section 3, 4, 7 or 9” there is substituted “section 3, 4 or 7A”.
In section 9 of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 (preparatory hearings in serious fraud cases etc), paragraphs (i) and (iii) of subsection (5) are omitted.
In Article 8 of the Criminal Justice (Serious Fraud) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 (preparatory hearings in serious fraud cases etc), sub-paragraphs (i) and (iii) of paragraph (5) are omitted.
The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 is amended as follows.
In section 3 (primary disclosure by prosecutor), for the heading there is substituted “Initial duty of prosecutor to disclose”.
In section 4 (primary disclosure: further provisions), in the heading for “Primary disclosure” there is substituted “Initial duty to disclose”.
In section 5 (compulsory disclosure by accused), subsections (6) to (9) are omitted.
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