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The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008

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Experimental period for Article 60

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61.—(1) Subject as follows, no order shall be made under Article 38A of the Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (NI 18) (inserted by Article 60) after—

(a)the end of 2012; or

(b)such later time as may be specified in an order made by the Department.

(2) But at any time before the restriction imposed by paragraph (1) has taken effect, the Department may by order provide that it shall not do so.

(3) In this Article “the experimental period” means the period beginning when Article 60 comes into operation and ending—

(a)when the restriction imposed by paragraph (1) takes effect; or

(b)if the Department makes an order under paragraph (2), on a date specified in the order.

(4) During the experimental period—

(a)no order shall be made under Article 38A by virtue of a person’s conviction under Article 14 of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (NI 10); and

(b)no order shall be made under Article 38A except by a magistrates' court acting for a petty sessions district which is for the time being designated for the purposes of this Article.

(5) In relation to orders made under Article 38A during the experimental period, Article 38B(5) shall have effect with the omission of the references to the relevant local court.

(6) The power to designate a petty sessions district for the purposes of this Article is exercisable by order made by the Lord Chancellor after consultation with the Lord Chief Justice, and includes power to revoke a designation previously made.

(7) An order under paragraph (6) must specify the period for which a district is designated, and may—

(a)specify different periods for different districts; and

(b)extend or shorten any period previously specified.

(8) The power to make an order under paragraph (1) is not exercisable after the end of 2012, and no more than one order may be made under that paragraph.

(9) No order shall be made under paragraph (1) or (2) unless a draft of it has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Assembly

(10) An order under paragraph (6) shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament in like manner as a statutory instrument and section 5 of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946 (c. 36) shall apply accordingly.

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