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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2015 No. 158 (C. 10)

Justice

The Justice (2011 Act) (Commencement No. 8) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

Made

12th March 2015

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

1.  This Order may be cited as the Justice (2011 Act) (Commencement No. 8) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015.

Appointed day

2.  1st April 2015 is the day appointed for the coming into operation of section 12 of the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 in so far as it relates to proceedings in the Crown Court and committal proceedings in the magistrates’ court.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Justice on 12th March 2015.

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David Ford

Minister of Justice

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings section 12 of the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (c.24) into operation on 1st April 2015 in so far as it relates to all Crown Court proceedings and committal proceedings in the magistrates’ court. This will, therefore, cover all offences, wherever committed, which are indictable only, or which are triable either summarily or on indictment and summary offences for which the accused can claim trial by a jury.

Section 12 relates to the examination of the accused through an intermediary and this provision has already been commenced in so far as it relates to proceedings in the Crown Court and committal proceedings in the magistrates’ court in relation to an offence which is triable only on indictment.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.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)1st April 2012S.R. 2012 No. 142 (C.18)
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)
Section 12 (partially)11th November 2013S.R. 2013 No. 252 (C.17)

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