Search Legislation

The Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 3 and Saving Provision) Order 2016

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Scottish Statutory Instruments

2016 No. 426 (C. 44)

Criminal Law

The Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 3 and Saving Provision) Order 2016

Made

15th December 2016

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

19th December 2016

Coming into force

17th January 2017

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 117(2) and (3) of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016(1).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 3 and Saving Provision) Order 2016 and comes into force on 17th January 2017.

(2) In this Order—

“the 1995 Act” means the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995(2); and

“the 2016 Act” means the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016.

Appointed day

2.  17th January 2017 is the day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions of the 2016 Act specified in column 1 of the table in the schedule (the subject matter of which is described in column 2 of that table).

Saving provision – judicial examination

3.  Despite their repeal by section 78 of the 2016 Act, the following provisions of the 1995 Act have effect on and after 17th January 2017 (“the appointed day”) as they had effect immediately before that date—

(a)sections 36(10) and (11) and 37, but only in relation to any examination, or further examination, occurring before the appointed day;

(b)section 38, but only in relation to any transcript served on the accused under section 37(6)(a) of the 1995 Act in relation to any examination, or further examination, occurring before the appointed day;

(c)section 68(1), but only in relation to a record made under section 37 of the 1995 Act in relation to any examination, or further examination, occurring before the appointed day;

(d)section 79(2)(b)(iii), but only in relation to an application under section 278(2) of the 1995 Act in respect of a record made under section 37 of that Act in relation to any examination, or further examination, occurring before the appointed day; and

(e)section 278, but only in relation to a record made under section 37 of the 1995 Act in relation to any examination, or further examination, occurring before the appointed day.

MICHAEL MATHESON

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

15th December 2016

Article 2

SCHEDULE

Column 1

Provisions of the 2016 Act

Column 2

Subject matter

Section 60Power to modify application of Part 1
Section 61Further provision about vulnerable persons
Section 62Meaning of constable
Section 63Meaning of officially accused
Section 64Meaning of police custody
Section 78Proceedings on petition
Section 82Preliminary hearings
Section 83Plea of guilty
Section 87Preliminary pleas in summary cases
Section 88Preliminary diets in solemn cases
Section 89Extending certain time limits: summary
Section 90Extending certain time limits: solemn
Section 91Certain lateness not excusable
Section 92Advocation in solemn proceedings
Section 93Advocation in summary proceedings
Section 94Finality of appeal proceedings
Section 95Courts reform: spent provisions
Section 96References by SCCRC
Section 98Meaning of appropriate adult support
Section 99Responsibility for ensuring availability of appropriate adult support
Section 100Assessment of quality of appropriate adult support
Section 101Training for appropriate adults
Section 104Elaboration of regulation making powers under Chapter
Section 105Procedure for making regulations under Chapter
Section 106Other powers of Ministers unaffected
Section 110(2)(a)Live television links: related repeals
Section 111(1)Electronic proceedings: court rules

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force various provisions of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the 2016 Act”).

Article 2 brings into force, on 17th January 2017, the provisions of the 2016 Act specified in the schedule of the Order.

Sections 60 to 64 of the 2016 Act make provision in relation to arrest and custody.

Sections 78, 82 and 83 of the 2016 Act make amendments to the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (“the 1995 Act”) in relation to solemn procedure.

Sections 87 to 96 of the 2016 Act make amendments to the 1995 Act in relation to appeals and references to the High Court by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.

Sections 98 to 101 and sections 104 to 106 of the 2016 Act make provision in relation to appropriate adult support for vulnerable persons.

Sections 110(2)(a) and 111(1) of the 2016 Act make provision in relation to, respectively, an appellant’s appearance at certain diets and the power of the High Court to make rules in relation to electronic proceedings.

Article 3 makes saving provision to continue the effect of certain provisions of the 1995 Act repealed by section 78 of the 2016 Act in relation to examinations occurring before 17th January 2017 (“the appointed day”).

Paragraph (a) of that article continues the effect of section 36(10) of the 1995 Act so as to ensure that where an ostensible defence is disclosed in the course of an examination, or further examination, occurring before the appointed day, the prosecutor is required to secure the investigation of that defence so far as is reasonably practical. That paragraph also continues the effect of section 36(11) of the 1995 Act, so that the duty to investigate a defence under section 36(10) continues not to apply where that defence is not capable of being investigated. Finally, paragraph (a) continues the effect of section 37 of the 1995 Act in respect of an examination, or further examination, occurring before the appointed day so as to ensure that the records of such an examination continue to be prepared in accordance with that section.

Paragraph (b) of article 3 continues the effect of section 38 of the 1995 Act so as to ensure that any verbatim transcript of an examination, or further examination, occurring before the appointed day which is served on the accused under section 37(6)(a) of the 1995 Act may be rectified in accordance with section 38.

Paragraph (c) of article 3 continues the effect of section 68(1) of the 1995 Act in relation to a record made under section 37 in respect of an examination, or further examination, occurring before the appointed day. This ensures that a list of productions with an indictment must continue to include such a record.

Finally, paragraphs (d) and (e) make provision about the leading as evidence of a record made under section 37 of the 1995 Act in relation to an examination, or further examination, occurring before the appointed day. Paragraph (e) continues the effect of section 278 of the 1995 Act so as to ensure that such a record may be received in evidence without being sworn to by witnesses, subject to any application under section 278(2) to have that record excluded from evidence. Paragraph (d) continues the effect of section 79(2)(b)(iii) of the 1995 Act so as to ensure that an application under section 278(2) continues to be a preliminary issue in proceedings of which notice requires to be given under section 79(1) of the 1995 Act.

The Bill for the 2016 Act received Royal Assent on 13th January 2016. Sections 71, 73 to 77 and 115 to 118 came into force on the following day.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the 2016 Act have been brought into force by commencement orders made before the date of this Order.

ProvisionDate of CommencementInstrument. No.
Section 8410th March 2016S.S.I. 2016/95
Section 1121st July 2016S.S.I. 2016/199

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources