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Policing and Crime Act 2009

Section 116: Commencement

599.Section 116 of the Act provides for commencement. The renaming of the Independent Barring Board (section 81) and the power for Revenue and Customs officers to intercept postal items (section 100) will come into force on Royal Assent. Additionally sections 111 (along with Part 12 of Schedule 8 and section 112(2) so far as relating to that Part), 112(3) to (9) and sections 113 to 117 will come into force on Royal Assent.

600.Sections 98, 99 and Part 9 of Schedule 8 (and related sections of section 112(2)) and section 101 (provisions relating to border controls) will be brought into force by means of commencement orders made by the Treasury. Regulation of lap dancing and sexual entertainment venues (section 27 and Schedule 3) and the relevant paragraph in Schedule 7, insofar as they relate to England will be brought into force by means of a commencement order made by the Secretary of State, and insofar as they relate to Wales by means of a commencement order made by Welsh Ministers. Subsection (2) of section 116 provides that the Secretary of State must obtain the consent of Scottish Ministers before commencing section 104 and section 105 by order.

601.Part 13 of Schedule 7 and Part 13 of Schedule 8 will be commenced at the end of two months after the date of Royal Assent. They repeal redundant provisions.

602.All the remaining provisions in the Act will be brought into force by means of commencement orders made by the Secretary of State.

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