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District Justices (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1923

Duties of District Justices.

2.(1) It shall be the duty of each District Justice appointed under this Act to hold District Courts at such places within the District allotted to him and at such times as shall be prescribed by the Minister.

(2) A District Justice sitting in and holding a District Court pursuant to this Act shall have all the powers, jurisdiction and authority which were immediately before the 6th day of December, 1922, vested by statute or otherwise in a Justice of the Peace sitting in Petty Sessions.

(3) Every order, decree or judgment made or pronounced by a District Justice sitting in and holding a District Court pursuant to this Act shall be subject to the same appeal (if any) as a similar order, decree or judgment made or pronounced by a Justice of the Peace sitting in Petty Sessions would have been subject to previous to the 6th day of December, 1922.

(4) A District Justice shall within his District when not sitting at Petty Sessions have all the powers, authorities and duties which were immediately before the passing of this Act vested in or imposed on a Justice of the Peace.

(5) Any act, matter or thing which immediately before the passing of this Act was by any statute, rule or order required or authorized to be done before or in the presence of or to be served on a Justice of the Peace shall from and after the passing of this Act (without prejudice to any power or jurisdiction conferred by this Act on a Peace Commissioner) be required or authorized (as the case may be) to be done before or in the presence of or to be served on a District Justice.