HC Deb 02 November 1973 vol 863 cc12-3W
Mr. Clinton Davis

asked the Attorney-General if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT particulars of directives which he has made pursuant to the Courts Act 1971.

The Attorney-General

The following directions of a general character have been given:

  1. 1. Court Centres. Directions under Sections 2(2) and 4(6) were given on 1st July 1971 as to the places where the High Court and Crown Court are to sit.—[OFFICIAL REPORT, 1st July 1971; Vol. 820, C. 200], [OFFICIAL REPORT, House of Lords, 1st July 1971; Vol. 321, c. 572]—and 14th June 1973—[OFFICIAL REPORT, House of Lords, 14th June 1973; Vol. 343, c. 968.]
  2. 2. Rights of Audience. Directions under Section 12 were given on 7th December 1971 and 9th February 1972, to preserve solicitors' rights of audience at certain former quarter sessions towns and to give a right of audience for solicitors on appeals and committals for sentence, respectively.
  3. 3. Official Referees' Business. Directions under Section 25(4) were given on 2nd June 1972, to enable official referees' business to be taken outside London.
  4. 4. Jury Panels. Directions under Section 32(1) as to the information to be 13 included in jury panels were given on 25th July 1973.

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