HL Deb 20 July 1915 vol 19 c493

Material, &c., for indictments.

1.—(1) An indictment may be on parchment or durable paper, and may be either written or printed, or partly written and partly printed.

(2) Each sheet on which an indictment is set out shall be not more than 12 and not less than 6 inches in length, and not more than 14 and not less than 12 inches in width, and if more than one sheet is required, the sheets shall be fastened together in book form.

(3) A proper margin not less than 3 inches in width shall be kept on the left-hand side of each sheet.

(4) Figures and abbreviations may be used in an indictment for expressing anything which is commonly expressed thereby.

(5) There shall be endorsed on the back of an indictment the name of every witness examined or intended to be examined upon oath by the grand jury.

Commencement of the indictment.

2. The commencement of the indictment shall be in the following form:—

The King v. A. B.

COURT OF TRIAL [e.g., Central Criminal Court, [or] In the High Court of Justice, King's Bench Division, [or] Durham County Assizes held at Durham, [or] Hants Quarter Sessions held at Winchester].