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Policing and Crime Act 2009

Commencement Date

604.By virtue of section 116 the following sections will come into force on Royal Assent:

  • section 81 (renaming of the Independent Barring Board)

  • section 100 (lawful interception of postal items by Revenue and Customs)

  • section 111 and Part 12 of Schedule 8 (and section 112(2) so far as relating to that Part) (removal of limitation on warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971)

  • section 112(3) – (9) (power to make consequential amendments and repeals and revocations etc)

  • sections 113 - 117 (sections on transition, financial, extent and commencement arrangements for the Act and the short title of the Act)

605.Sections 98, 99 (along with Part 9 of Schedule 8 and section 112(2) so far as relating to that Part) and 101 (the provisions relating to border controls) will be brought into force by means of commencement orders made by the Treasury.

606.Section 27 (regulation of lap-dancing and sexual entertainment venues), Schedule 3 and the relevant paragraph in Schedule 7, insofar as it relates to England will be brought into force by means of commencement orders made by the Secretary of State, and insofar as it relates to Wales by means of commencement orders made by Welsh Ministers.

607.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. These provisions relate to redundant provisions.

608.All the remaining provisions in the Act will be brought into force by means of commencement orders made by the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State must obtain consent from the Scottish Minister before bringing into force section 104 or 105.

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