§ (2) For the words from "clerk of the court" to "such clerk or officer;" substitute "proper officer of the court by which such conviction was made;".
§ (3) For "clerk or other officer" substitute "proper officer".
§ (4) At the end of that section insert—
§ "In this section "proper officer" means—
- (a) in relation to a magistrates' court in England and Wales, the justices' chief executive for the court; and
- (b) in relation to any other court, the clerk of the court or other officer having the custody of the records of the court, or the deputy of such clerk or other officer.".'.
No. 6, in page 109, line 39, at end insert
'(but that section as modified in relation to Northern Ireland by section 11 of that Act is not so amended)'.
No. 7, in page 134, leave out lines 3 and 4 and insert—
'172.—(1) Section 68 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (power to summon witness) is amended as follows.
§ (2) In subsection (4) (particulars of fine to be given to clerk), for "clerk" substitute "proper officer".1065
§ (3) After that subsection insert—
§ "(4A) In subsection (1) above "proper officer" means—
- (a) in relation to a magistrates' court in England and Wales, the justices' chief executive for the court, and
- (b) in relation to a magistrates' court in Northern Ireland, the clerk of the court.".'.—[Mr. Cranston.]