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Arrest Warrants

Volume 506: debated on Friday 26 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions statute law provisions relating to domestic arrest warrants have been amended in the last 30 years; and if he will make a statement. (317729)

The statutory provision governing the issue of domestic arrest warrants is section 1 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980, which in the 30 years since it was passed has been amended by three enactments—the Criminal Justice Act 1991, the Courts Act 2003 and the Criminal Justice Act 2003.