Criminal Justice Act, 1999

Amendment of Criminal Law (Jurisdiction) Act, 1976.

14.—The Criminal Law (Jurisdiction) Act, 1976 is hereby amended by the substitution of the following section for section 18:

Restriction of section 4F of Criminal Procedure Act, 1967.

18.—Section 4F of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1967 , shall not entitle a judge of the District Court to require the attendance of a person before that Court for the purpose of taking the person's evidence by way of a sworn deposition if it appears to the judge that—

(a) the person is outside the State, and

(b) it is not reasonably practicable to secure his attendance before the Court.”.