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REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE
ACTS SUPPLEMENT
Published by Authority

NO. 46] Friday, December 19 [2014

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 4th November 2014 and assented to by the President on 10th December 2014:—
Statutes (Miscellaneous Amendments — Deputy Attorney-General) Act 2014

(No. 41 of 2014)


I assent.

TONY TAN KENG YAM,
President.
10th December 2014.
Date of Commencement: 1st January 2015
An Act to amend certain statutes of the Republic of Singapore.
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 Statutes (Miscellaneous Amendments — Deputy Attorney-General) Act 2014 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
Amendment of Interpretation Act
2.
—(1)  Section 2(1) of the Interpretation Act (Cap. 1, 2002 Ed.) is amended —
(a)
by inserting, immediately after the words “of Singapore” in the definition of “Attorney-General”, the words “and in relation to any function, power or duty of the Attorney-General, includes a Deputy Attorney-General so assigned by the Attorney-General to perform that function, power or duty”; and
(b)
by inserting, immediately after the definition of “Crown Agents”, the following definition:
“ “Deputy Attorney-General” means a Deputy Attorney-General appointed under Article 35A of the Constitution;”.
(2)  Section 43 of the Interpretation Act is amended —
(a)
by inserting, immediately after the words “the Attorney-General,”, the words “a Deputy Attorney-General,”; and
(b)
by inserting, immediately after the words “Minister, Attorney-General,” wherever they appear, the words “Deputy Attorney-General,”.
Amendment of Criminal Procedure Code
3.
—(1)  Section 5 of the Criminal Procedure Code (Cap. 68, 2012 Ed.) is amended by inserting, immediately after the word “Attorney-General”, the words “, a Deputy Attorney-General”.
(2)  Section 11 of the Criminal Procedure Code is amended —
(a)
by deleting subsection (2) and substituting the following subsection:
(2)  The Deputy Attorney-General assigned by the Attorney-General to have control and direction of criminal prosecutions and proceedings under this Code or any other written law shall have all the powers of the Public Prosecutor, and any reference in this Code or any other written law to the Public Prosecutor shall, unless the context otherwise requires, include a reference to this Deputy Attorney-General.”;
(b)
by inserting, immediately after the words “Public Prosecutor may appoint” in subsection (3), the words “the Solicitor-General,”;
(c)
by inserting, immediately after the words “The Public Prosecutor,” in subsection (5), the words “the Deputy Attorney-General referred to in subsection (2),”;
(d)
by inserting, immediately after the words “the Public Prosecutor,” in subsections (6) and (8), the words “the Deputy Attorney-General referred to in subsection (2),”; and
(e)
by inserting, immediately after the words “other than” in subsection (7), the words “the Deputy Attorney-General referred to in subsection (2),”.
(3)  Section 13 of the Criminal Procedure Code is amended by inserting, immediately after the words “other than the Public Prosecutor,”, the words “the Deputy Attorney-General referred to in section 11(2),”.
Amendment of Evidence Act
4.  Section 3(7) of the Evidence Act (Cap. 97, 1997 Ed.) is amended —
(a)
by deleting the word “or” at the end of paragraph (a); and
(b)
by inserting, immediately after paragraph (a), the following paragraph:
(aa)
any Deputy Attorney-General; or”.
Amendment of Government Proceedings Act
5.  Section 2(2) of the Government Proceedings Act (Cap. 121, 1985 Ed.) is amended by inserting, immediately after the word “Attorney-General” in the definition of “law officer”, the words “, a Deputy Attorney-General”.
Amendment of Inquiries Act
6.  The Schedule to the Inquiries Act (Cap. 139A, 2008 Ed.) is amended by inserting, immediately after the words “at the direction of the Attorney-General,” in paragraph 11(1) and (2), the words “a Deputy Attorney-General,”.
Amendment of Legal Profession Act
7.
—(1)  Section 29(2) of the Legal Profession Act (Cap. 161, 2009 Ed.) is amended by inserting, immediately after the words “the Attorney-General,” in paragraph (a), the words “a Deputy Attorney-General,”.
(2)  Section 30(8) of the Legal Profession Act is amended —
(a)
by inserting, immediately after the words “the Attorney-General”, the words “, a Deputy Attorney-General”; and
(b)
by inserting, immediately after the words “appointed Attorney-General”, the words “, Deputy Attorney-General”.
(3)  Section 31(1) of the Legal Profession Act is amended by inserting, immediately after the words “the Attorney-General”, the words “, any Deputy Attorney-General”.
(4)  Section 34(1) of the Legal Profession Act is amended by deleting paragraph (a) and substituting the following paragraph:
(a)
the Attorney-General, a Deputy Attorney-General or the Solicitor-General or any other person acting under the authority of any of them;”.
Amendment of Revised Edition of the Laws Act
8.  Section 3(1) of the Revised Edition of the Laws Act (Cap. 275, 1995 Ed.) is amended by inserting, immediately after paragraph (a), the following paragraph:
(aa)
a Deputy Attorney-General;”.
Amendment of Singapore Academy of Law Act
9.
—(1)  Section 5(1) of the Singapore Academy of Law Act (Cap. 294A, 1997 Ed.) is amended by inserting, immediately after paragraph (c), the following paragraph:
(ca)
every Deputy Attorney-General;”.
(2)  Section 12(c) of the Singapore Academy of Law Act is amended by inserting, immediately the word “Attorney-General”, the words “, Deputy Attorney-General”.