Supreme Court of Judicature Bill

Bill No. 6/1969

Read the first time on 8th April 1969.
An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to the constitution and powers of the Superior Courts of Judicature.
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 Supreme Court of Judicature Act, 1969, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
2.  In this Act, unless there is something repugnant in the subject matter or context —
“Court” means a Court established by this Act;
“formerly” means immediately before the date of the coming into operation of this Act;
“Judge” means a Judge of the Supreme Court and includes the Chief Justice;
“Public Prosecutor” includes a Deputy Public Prosecutor;
“Registrar” means the Registrar of the Supreme Court and includes the Deputy Registrar and an Assistant Registrar;
“Rules of Court” means Rules of Court made under this Act and includes forms;
“seal” includes stamp;
“subordinate court” means a court constituted under the Subordinate Courts Ordinance (Cap. 3) and any other court, tribunal or judicial or quasi-judicial body from the decisions of which under any written law there is a right of appeal to the Supreme Court.