Subordinate Courts Bill

Bill No. 10/1970

Read the first time on 26th March 1970.
An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to the constitution, jurisdiction and powers of the subordinate courts and the administration of justice therein.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Subordinate Courts Act, 1970, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“action” means a civil proceeding commenced by summons or in such other manner as may be prescribed by Rules of Court;
“commissioner for oaths” means a commissioner for oaths appointed under section 68 of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act, 1969 (Act 24 of 1969);
“Judicial Officer” means a District Judge, Magistrate, Coroner or Registrar;
“prescribed” means prescribed by Rules of Court;
“Public Prosecutor” includes a Deputy Public Prosecutor;
“Registrar” means the Registrar of the subordinate courts and includes a Deputy Registrar;
“Rules of Court” means Rules of Court made under this Act and include forms;
“seal” includes stamp.