Court Officers Act, 1926

District court areas.

47.—(1) The Minister shall divide every district prescribed by him under section 68 of the Courts of Justice Act, 1924 (No. 10 of 1924) into such and so many convenient areas (in this Part of this Act referred to as district court areas) as he shall think proper and may divide any such district into different district court areas for the purposes of different classes of business transacted in the District Court.

(2) The Minister shall appoint one or more convenient places in every district court area or within one mile of the boundary of such area in which, and such and so many convenient days and hours at which, the District Court shall be held for the purpose of transacting for such district court area the business for the transaction of which such area was delimited.

(3) It shall be lawful for the Minister from time to time, as he shall consider expedient, to do all or any of the following things, that is to say:—

(a) vary or abolish any district prescribed by him under the said section 68 of the Courts of Justice Act, 1924 ;

(b) create any new such district;

(c) vary or abolish any district court area;

(d) create any new district court area;

(e) vary the class or classes of business for which any district court area is delimited;

(f) alter the places or vary the days or hours appointed under this section for holding the District Court in or for any district court area.

(4) The district court areas created under this section shall for all purposes take the place of and be substituted for the court districts created under section 3 of the District Justices (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1923 (No. 6 of 1923), and the sittings of the District Court for the transaction for any such district court area of the business for which such district court area is delimited shall be held in the places on the days, and at the hours appointed therefor under this section.