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The Criminal Justice (2013 Act) (Commencement No.5) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2015 No. 296 (C. 24)

Justice

The Criminal Justice (2013 Act) (Commencement No.5) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

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7th July 2015

The Department of Justice, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 13(3) of the Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2013 (1) and, in accordance with section 13(5) of that Act with the approval of the First Minister and deputy First Minister acting jointly, and following a request from the Chief Constable, and after consultation with the Lord Chief Justice, makes the following Order:

Citation and Interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Criminal Justice (2013 Act) (Commencement No.5) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015.

(2) In this Order, “the 2013 Act” means the Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2013.

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2.  The day for the coming into operation of section 13(1) of the 2013 Act is 10 July 2015.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the department of Justice on 7 July 2015

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David Ford

Minister of Justice

Approved by the First Minister and deputy First Minister acting jointly on 7 July 2015

Peter Robinson

First Minister

Martin McGuinness

deputy First Minister

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into operation section 13(1) of the Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2013 (c.7) (“the 2013 Act”).

Section 13(1) of the 2013 Act disapplies section 7 of the Sunday Observance Act (Ireland) 1695 to allow for a magistrates’ court, in the exercise of its criminal jurisdiction, to be held on a Sunday.

In accordance with section 13(4) of the 2013 Act, this Order will cease to be in operation one month from the day appointed in Article 2 of this Order for the coming into operation of section 13(1) of the 2013 Act.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.R No.
Section 13(1)8th June 2013 (ceased to be in operation on 7th July 2013)S.R. 2013 No.162 (C.11)
Section 13(1)13th July 2013 (ceased to be in operation on 12th August 2013)S.R. 2013 No.192 (C.12)
Section 1 and Schedule 11st March 2014S.R. 2014 No.53 (C.2)
Sections 2, 4 and 524th June 2014S.R.2014 No. 179 (C.11)

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