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Draft Order laid before the Assembly under section 126A(8) of the Police Act 1997 for approval

Draft Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2014 No. 0000

Police

The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014

Made

xx June 2014

Coming into operation

1st July 2014

The Department of Justice makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 113(A)(7)(1) of the Police Act 1997 as modified by section 126A(1) and (8)(2) of that Act.

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 and shall come into operation on 1 July 2014.

2.  In section 113A(6E)(b)(ii) of the Police Act 1997(3) for “aged 18 or under” substitute “aged under 18”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Justice on xx June 2014

David Ford

Minister of Justice

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends an error in section 113A(6E)(b)(ii) of the Police Act 1997 in relation to the reference to a person aged under 18 years. It corrects the existing reference “aged 18 or under” so that the substituted reference of “aged under 18” reads consistently with the words “aged under 18” in paragraphs (c)(ii) and (d).

The Order comes into operation on 1st July 2014.

(1)

1997 c.50: section 113A was inserted by section 163(2) of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act (2005 c.15); sections 113A(7) and (8) were inserted by paragraph 14(2) of Schedule 9 to the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (c.47).

(2)

Section 126A was inserted by article 12 and paragraph 38 of Schedule 14 to S.I. 2010/976 and transfers the section 113A(7) powers of the Secretary of State to the Department of Justice.

(3)

Section 113A(6E) was inserted by the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (S.R. 2014/100) and came into operation on 14 April 2014.