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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2006 No. 27 (C. 2)

ACCESS TO JUSTICE

The Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (Commencement No. 5) Order (Northern Ireland) 2006

Made

31st January 2006

Coming into operation

20th March 2006

The Lord Chancellor makes the following Order in exercise of the power conferred by Article 1(2) of the Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003(1):

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (Commencement No. 5) Order (Northern Ireland) 2006 and shall come into operation on 20th March 2006.

2.  Paragraph 15 of Schedule 4 to the Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 shall come into operation.

3.  In Schedule 5 to the Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, in the entry in respect of the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981, the repeal of Article 23 shall come into operation.

Signed by authority of the Lord Chancellor

Bridget Prentice

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

Department for Constitutional Affairs

Dated 31st January 2006

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order, which is the fifth to be made under the Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, brings into operation on 20th March 2006 further provisions in that Order.

Paragraph 15 of Schedule 4 to the 2003 Order amends the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to list the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission as a public authority for the purposes of that Act.

This Commencement Order also repeals the provision in the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 relating to the appointment and function of the Lord Chancellor’s Legal Aid Advisory Committee.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order.)

Provision of OrderDate of CommencementStatutory Rule Number
Article 3(1) and (4) partially28th July 2003S.R. 2003 No. 344
Article 428th July 2003
Article 48(2) and (3) partially28th July 2003
Schedule 1, paragraphs 1 to 11, 13 and 1428th July 2003
Schedule 3, paragraphs 8 to 1128th July 2003
Article 3(1), (2), (3) and (4)1st November 2003
Article 7(1) to (5)1st November 2003
Article 81st November 2003
Article 46(1) and (3)1st November 2003(As amended by S.R. 2003 No. 439)
Article 48(2) and (3)1st November 2003
Article 49(1) and (2) partially1st November 2003
Schedule 1, paragraphs 12(1)(b) and (2) and paragraphs 15 to 181st November 2003
Schedule 3, paragraphs 1 to 7 and paragraphs 12 and 131st November 2003
Schedule 4, paragraphs 10(a) and 171st November 2003
Schedule 5 partially1st November 2003
Article 12(8) to (11)2nd November 2003S.R. 2003 No. 440
Article 49(1) and (2) partially2nd November 2003
Schedule 4, paragraphs 6(1) and (2)2nd November 2003
Schedule 5 partially2nd November 2003
Schedule 4, paragraph 6(3)9th March 2005S.R. 2005 No. 111
Article 46(2)9th November 2005S.R. 2005 No. 503

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