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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2016 No. 247 (C. 19)

Justice

The Justice (2015 Act) (Commencement No. 6) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Made

21st June 2016

The Department of Justice, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 106(2) of the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015(1), makes the following Order.

Citation

1.  This Order may be cited as the Justice (2015 Act) (Commencement No. 6) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016.

Provisions coming into operation on 1st July 2016

2.  The day appointed for the coming into operation of the following provisions of the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 is 1st July 2016—

(a)section 77 (removal of maximum age for jury service);

(b)section 78 (preparation of jury lists);

(c)section 79 (persons disqualified for jury service);

(d)section 80 (persons ineligible for jury service); and

(e)section 81 (persons excusable as of right from jury service).

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Justice on 21st June 2016

Legal seal

Claire Sugden

Minister of Justice

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings sections 77 to 81 of the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (c.9 (N.I.)) into operation on 1st July 2016.

Sections 77 to 81 make a number of amendments to the Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, in particular by removing the upper age limit for jurors and by updating the lists of those who are disqualified for, ineligible for, or excusable as of right from jury service.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.R. No.
Sections 28, 29 and 31 to 351st September 20152015 No 320 (C.26)
Sections 65(2)(h) and 69(1)1st September 20152015 No 324 (C.27)
Sections 6(2) and (3) and 9530th September 20152015 No 324 (C.27)
Section 37 (partially), sections 38 to 40, sections 44 to 47, section 66 (partially), section 67 (partially), section 69 (so far as not already in operation), and Schedule 5 (partially)2nd November 20152015 No. 358 (C.30)
Sections 94 and 96)29th January 20162015 No 418 (C.36)
Section 41 and Schedule 41st March 20162015 No 418 (C.36)
Section 48 and Schedule 614th March 20162016 No. 136 (C.8)
Sections 88 and 931st April 20162016 No. 136 (C.8)
Section 49, section 51, section 54, section 105 (partially) and Schedule 9 (partially)29th April 20162016 No. 136 (C.8)