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Police and Justice Act 2006

Commencement Date

402.The following provisions of the Act came into force on Royal Assent (i.e. on 8 November 2006):

  • Section 43(2) to (6) (which sets out the circumstances in which a commencement order bringing into force section 43(1) (designation of United States of America) is to be made).

  • Paragraph 6 of Schedule 13, (which sets out the circumstances in which a commencement order bringing into force paragraphs 4 and 5 of Schedule 13 (extradition barred by reason of forum) is to be made).

  • Paragraphs 7(3)(a), 14 and 15 of Schedule 2 (and paragraphs 47, 49 and 59 of Schedule 14) (which amend the Police Act 1996 so as to abolish the National Policing Plan and provide for the Secretary of State to issue strategic policing priorities, and make consequential amendments).

  • Paragraphs 24 to 26 of Schedule 2 (and paragraphs 34 and 39 of Schedule 14), (which enable police authorities to appoint additional deputy chief constables with the approval of the Secretary of State, and make consequential amendments).

  • Repeals in Schedule 15 that are consequential on any paragraph in Schedule 2 or Schedule 14 brought into force on Royal Assent, and section 52 in so far as it relates to those paragraphs or repeals.

  • Part 6 (with the exception of section 52 and Schedules 14 and 15, except as specified above).

The remaining provisions of the Act will be brought into force by means of commencement orders made by the Secretary of State or, in appropriate cases, by the Scottish Ministers or the National Assembly for Wales.

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