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THE JURIES (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2012

Northern Ireland Statutory Rules

Version as made

2012 No. 407


  • Version as made

Introductory Text

Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2012 No. 407

Juries

The Juries (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

Made

15th November 2012

Coming into operation

1st January 2013

The Department of Justice, in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 30(1) of the Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996(1), hereby makes the following Regulations.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations shall be known as the Juries (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 and shall come into operation on 1st January 2013.

Amendments to the Juries Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

2.  Schedule 1 to the Juries Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(2 ) shall be amended as follows.

3.  In Form 1—

(a) under “PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE”, for “1st September”, substitute “1st July”;
(b) in paragraph 3(d) of Section A, after “community service order”, insert “or a community payback order with an unpaid work or other activity requirement imposed under section 227A or 227M of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995(3 ) ”;
(c) in paragraph 4 of Section A, after “probation”, insert “or had made in respect of him a community payback order under section 227A of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 that did not include an unpaid work or other activity requirement under section 227A(2) (c) ”;
(d) in Section C, for “medical practitioners”, substitute “medical practitioners (registered with the General Medical Council) ”.
4.  In Form 2, in Part I, question 1, for “1st September”, substitute “1st July”.

5.  In Form 4—

(a) under “PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE”, for “1st September”, substitute “1st July”;
(b) in paragraph 3(d) of Section A, after “community service order”, insert “or a community payback order with an unpaid work or other activity requirement imposed under section 227A or 227M of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995”;
(c) in paragraph 4 of Section A, after “probation”, insert “or had made in respect of him a community payback order under section 227A of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 that did not include an unpaid work or other activity requirement under section 227A(2) (c) ”;
(d) in Section C, for “medical practitioners”, substitute “medical practitioners (registered with the General Medical Council) ”.

Transitional provision

6.  Regulation 5(d) is of no effect in respect of a form served on a person given notice under Article 4(3) of the Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 before the coming into operation of these Regulations. Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Justice on 15th November 2012 Legal seal David FordMinister of Justice

EXPLANATORY NOTE(This note is not part of the Regulations) These Regulations amend the Juries Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 (S.R. No. 269) so as to change the date of the start of the year in Forms 1, 2 and 4; update the entries in Forms 1 and 4 in respect of the categories of person disqualified for jury service; and amend the entries in Forms 1 and 4 relating to medical practitioners. (1) S.I. 1996/141 (N.I. 6) ; relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2011/2298 . (2) S.R. 1996 No. 269 ; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 2010 No. 90 . (3) 1995 c.46 ; relevant amendments made by section 14(1) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 13) .