Maximum Number of Judges Order 1996

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1996/1142

1996 No. 1142

SUPREME COURT OF ENGLAND AND WALES

The Maximum Number of Judges Order 1996

Made 24th April 1996

Coming into force 25th April 1996

At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 24th day of April 1996

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas a draft of the following Order was laid before Parliament, and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the power conferred on Her by section 2(4) of the Supreme Court Act 19811, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows: —

S-1 This Order may be cited as the Maximum Number of Judges Order...

1. This Order may be cited as the Maximum Number of Judges Order 1996 and shall come into force on the day after the day on which it is made.

S-2 Section 2(1) of the Supreme Court Act 1981 , prescribing the...

2. Section 2(1) of the Supreme Court Act 19812, prescribing the maximum number of ordinary judges of the Court of Appeal, shall be amended so as further to increase the maximum number to 35.

N. H. Nicholls

Clerk of the Privy Council

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order in Council amends the Supreme Court Act 1981 by increasing the maximum number of ordinary judges of the Court of Appeal from 32 to 35.


(2) Section 2(1) was amended by S.I.1983/1705, 1987/2059, 1993/605 and 1994/3217.

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