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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2013 No. 252 (C. 17)

Justice

The Justice (2011 Act) (Commencement No. 7) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013

Made

25th October 2013

The Department of Justice, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 111(3) of the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011(1), makes the following Order:

Citation and Interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Justice (2011 Act) (Commencement No. 7) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013.

(2) In this Order, “the 2011 Act” means the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011.

Appointed Day

2.  11th November 2013 is the day appointed for the coming into operation of section 12 of the 2011 Act in so far as it relates to proceedings in the Crown Court and committal proceedings in the magistrates’ courts in relation to an offence which –

(a)is alleged to have occurred outside the local government district of Belfast; and

(b)is triable only on indictment.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Justice on 25th October 2013.

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David Ford

Minister of Justice

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into operation provisions of the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (c.24) (“the Act”).

The provisions of the Act set out in Article 2 come into operation on 11th November 2013.

Section 12 relates to the examination of the accused through an intermediary and these provisions are commenced in so far as it relates to proceedings in the Crown Court and committal proceedings in the magistrates’ courts in relation to an offence which -

(a)is alleged to have occurred outside the local government district of Belfast; and

(b)is triable only on indictment.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

Provision

Date of Commencement

S.R. No.

Sections 14 to 19, 54, 56, 96, 97, 98, 99, 109 (partially), 110 (partially), Schedule 6 (partially), Schedule 7 (partially) and Schedule 8 (partially)5th July 2011S.R. 2011 No. 224 (C. 14)
Section 35 (partially) and Schedule 3 (partially), sections 36 to 40 and 50 (partially)1st August 2011S.R. 2011 No. 224 (C. 14)
Section 1031st December 2011S.R. 2011 No. 370 (C.26)
Sections 7 to 11, 13, 35 (so far as not already in operation) and Schedule 3 (so far as not already in operation), 41 to 49, 50 (so far as not already in operation), 100, 110 (partially), Schedule 7 (partially) and Schedule 8 (partially)1st January 2012S.R. 2011 No. 370 (C.26)
Sections 20 to 34 and Schedules 1 and 2, sections 81 and 110 (partially), Schedule 7 (partially) and Schedule 8 (partially).1st April 2012S.R. 2012 No. 142 (C.14)
Section 1 (partially), sections 2 to 4, section 5 (partially), section 6 (partially), sections 59 to 70 and Schedule 46th June 2012S.R. 2012 No. 214 (C.18)
Section 83 (partially) and section 9111th June 2012S.R. 2012 No. 214 (C.18)
Section 90 (partially)1st September 2012S.R. 2012 No. 214 (C.18)
Section 82 and section 867th January 2013S.R. 2012 No. 449 (C.47)
Section 12 (partially)10th May 2013S.R. 2013 No. 125 (C.7)

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