Criminal Procedure Act 1967

Amendment of Criminal Justice Act, 1951, and Criminal Justice (Legal Aid) Act, 1962.

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19. (1) Section 2 (2) of the Criminal Justice Act, 1951, is hereby amended by the substitution, for paragraph ( b), of the following paragraph:

“( b) A person shall not be tried summarily for an offence specified in the First Schedule at reference numbers 1, 2, 3 or 9 or for an offence specified therein at reference number 8 or 15 which involves property the value of which, in the opinion of the Court, exceeds two hundred pounds or for an attempt to commit any of the aforesaid offences unless the Attorney General has consented to his being so tried.”

(2) The First Schedule to the Criminal Justice Act, 1951 (which specifies the indictable offences which may be tried summarily with the consent of the accused) is hereby amended—

( a) by the deletion of the matter set out at reference numbers 8, 14 and 15 and the insertion of—

“8. An offence under the Larceny Act, 1861.

14. An offence under section 25, 26, 27 or 28 of the Larceny Act, 1916.

15. An offence under any provision (other than sections 25, 26, 27 and 28) of the Larceny Act, 1916.”;

( b) by the deletion of the matter set out at reference number 18;

( c) by the insertion of the following additional references:

“22. An offence under section 13 of the Debtors (Ireland) Act, 1872.

23. An offence under sections 20, 21, 22, 23 or 51 of the Malicious Damage Act, 1861.”

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