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The Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 4, Transitional, Transitory and Saving Provisions) Order 2017

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 4, Transitional, Transitory and Saving Provisions) Order 2017 and comes into force on 11th May 2017.

(2) In this Order—

“the 1995 Act” means the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995(1);

“the 2016 Act” means the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016; and

“the court” means the sheriff court.

(3) References in this Order to a “relevant notice” are to a notice under any of the following provisions of the 1995 Act—

(a)section 66(4)(b)(2) (service and lodging of indictment, etc.);

(b)section 66(6); and

(c)section 72C(4)(b)(3) (procedure where preliminary hearing does not proceed).

(2)

Section 66 has been amended by the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 9) (“the 2002 Act”), schedule 1, paragraph 4; the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 7), section 61(1); the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 5) (“the 2004 Act”), sections 1, 7 and 10 and schedule 1, paragraph 15; the Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 6) (“the 2007 Act”), section 35(1); and the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 13) (“the 2010 Act”), schedule 7, paragraph 44.

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Section 72C was inserted by the 2004 Act, section 1(3).

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