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The Justice (2016 Act) (Commencement No. 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

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

(2) In this Order, “the 2016 Act” means the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.

Provisions coming into operation on 1st August 2016

2.  The day appointed for the coming into operation of section 48 (penalties for animal welfare offences) of the 2016 Act is 1st August 2016.

Provisions coming into operation on 1st September 2016

3.  The day appointed for the coming into operation of the following provisions of the 2016 Act is 1st September 2016 —

(a)section 35(5) and (13) (complaints) for the purposes of making regulations;

(b)section 36(7) (report of investigation of complaint) for the purposes of making regulations

(c)section 38(7) (report on investigation into death) for the purposes of making regulations;

(d)section 39(1)(a) (investigations requested by the Department) for the purposes of making regulations;

(e)section 40(3) (report on investigation under section 39) for the purposes of making regulations;

(f)section 42(6) (report on investigations under section 41) for the purposes of making regulations;

Provisions coming into operation on 3rd October 2016

4.  The day appointed for the coming into operation of the following provisions of the 2016 Act is 3rd October 2016 —

(a)section 2 (collection officers);

(b)section 6(12) (powers of collection officer in relation to debtor in default) for the purposes of making regulations;

(c)section 14(7) (application for deduction from benefits) for the purposes of making an order;

(d)section 15 (deduction from benefits: further provision in regulations);

(e)section 18(4) and (6) (attachment of earnings order) for the purposes of making regulations;

(f)section 19(2) and (3) (statement of earnings) for the purposes of making regulations;

(g)section 20(5) and (6) (interim bank account order) for the purposes of making regulations;

(h)section 21(3) (hardship payments) for the purposes of making regulations;

(i)section 22(4) and (7) (bank account order) for the purposes of making regulations;

(j)section 23(1), (5)(e), (7) and (8) (vehicle seizure) for the purposes of making regulations;

(k)section 26 (guidance); and

(l)in Schedule 1 (attachment of earnings orders) —

(i)paragraph 4 (administrative costs of employers) for the purposes of making regulations;

(ii)paragraph 6(3)(a)(ii) (variation of order) for the purposes of making regulations;

(iii)paragraph 7(5) and (6) (discharge of order) for the purposes of making regulations; and

(iv)paragraph 10 (regulations).

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Justice on 22nd June 2016

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Claire Sugden

Minister of Justice

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