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Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

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68Short title, commencement and extent

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(1)This Act may be cited as the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999.

(2)For the purposes of the [1998 c. 46.] Scotland Act 1998, any provision of this Act which extends to Scotland shall be taken to be a pre-commencement enactment within the meaning of that Act.

(3)Subject to subsection (4), this Act shall not come into force until such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint; and different days may be appointed for different purposes or different areas.

(4)The following provisions come into force on the day on which this Act is passed—

(a)section 6(4);

(b)the provisions of Chapters I to IV of Part II for the purpose only of the exercise of any power to make rules of court;

(c)section 40(1);

(d)sections 58(5) and 61(2) for the purpose only of the exercise of any power to make an order;

(e)section 61(1) and (3), sections 62 to 66 and this section.

(5)Subject to subsections (6) to (9) this Act extends to England and Wales only.

(6)Subject to subsection (9), the following provisions extend also to Scotland and Northern Ireland—

(a)the provisions of Chapter IV of Part II and section 63 so far as having effect for the purposes of those provisions;

(b)the provisions of paragraph 6 of Schedule 7 and paragraph 1 of that Schedule so far as having effect for the purposes of those provisions; and

(c)sections 59, 61 and 64 and this section.

(7)Paragraph 3(4) of Schedule 1 extends also to Scotland.

(8)Section 66 extends to Northern Ireland only.

(9)The extent of any amendment, repeal or revocation made by this Act is the same as that of the enactment amended, repealed or revoked, except that—

(a)the amendments made by Schedule 2 in section 49 of the [1933 c. 12.] Children and Young Persons Act 1933 and in the [1992 c. 34.] Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992 extend to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland;

(b)the repeal by Schedule 6 of section 62 of the [1996 c. 25.] Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 does not extend to Northern Ireland.

(10)The following provisions, namely—

(a)Chapter IV of Part II, so far as it relates to proceedings before a service court (within the meaning of Part II), and

(b)section 61,

apply to such proceedings wherever they may take place (whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere).

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