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The Police (1998 Act) (Commencement No. 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Police (1998 Act) (Commencement No. 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998.


2.  In this Order, “the Act” means the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998.

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3.  Subject to Article 4, the following provisions of the Act shall come into operation on 8th October 1998—

  • section 2(5)(a) to (c),

  • section 7,

  • Part II of the Act (Policing objectives, Performance Targets and Plans),

  • section 19(2)(a),

  • section 24 and Schedule 2 (Attestation of constables),

  • Part VI of the Act (Reports),

  • section 74(1) and (3) insofar as it relates to the amendments in paragraph 18(2), (3) and (4) of Schedule 4, and in Schedule 6 (repeals), the following—


    the Constabulary (Ireland) Act 1836(1) insofar as sections 5 and 17 are concerned;


    the Constabulary Act (Northern Ireland 1922(2) insofar as section 7(1)(c) and Schedule 2 are concerned;


    subject to Article 4, section 15 of the Police Act (Northern Ireland) 1970(3); and


    Article 82 of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989(4),

  • section 75,

  • section 76(1), and

  • section 77.

Transitional provisions and savings

4.—(1) The provisions contained in sections 15 and 17 of the Act shall not apply to the 1998/99 financial year.

(2) The requirement upon the Police Authority to issue a report under section 47(1) shall not apply to the 1998/99 financial year.

Marjorie Mowlam

One of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State

Northern Ireland Office

5th October 1998

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