Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act, 1961

Jurisdiction of Court of Criminal Appeal.

12.—(1) The Court of Criminal Appeal shall be a superior court of record and shall, for the purposes of this Act and subject to the enactments applied by section 48 of this Act, have full power to determine any questions necessary to be determined for the purpose of doing justice in the case before it.

(2) There shall be vested in the Court of Criminal Appeal all jurisdiction which, by virtue of any enactment which is applied by section 48 of this Act, was, immediately before the operative date, vested in or capable of being exercised by the existing Court of Criminal Appeal.

(3) In subsection (2) of section 44 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939 , the reference to section 30 of the Act of 1924 shall be construed as a reference to subsection (1) of this section.

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