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Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014


Section 20: Consequential and supplementary provision etc

136.Section 20 provides for the Secretary of State, by order, to make consequential, supplementary or incidental amendments in relation to any provision of the Act. An order may make different provision for different purposes and amend, repeal or revoke legislation. An order may also make different provision for different areas where it relates to sections 1 to 7 of, and Schedules 1 to 3 to, the Act (that is, the provisions relating to the release and supervision of offenders sentenced to less than 2 years).

Section 21: Transitional provision etc

137.Section 21 introduces Schedule 7 to the Act, which contains details of cases to which the Act’s provisions apply. Subsections (2) to (4) confer power on the Secretary of State to make transitional, transitory and saving provision in connection with the commencement of provisions of the Act.

Section 22: Commencement

138.Section 22 provides that the substantive provisions of the Act will come into force on such day or days as the Secretary of State appoints. Subsection (3) allows for commencement on different days for different purposes; and in connection with the provisions relating to the release and supervision of offenders, it allows for commencement at different times for different areas.

Section 23: Extent

139.Section 23 sets out the territorial extent of the Act. Subsection (1) provides that, except for armed forces amendments or repeals, a provision that amends or repeals another Act has the same extent as the amended or repealed provision. Subject to that, the Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (see subsection (2)).

140.Subsection (3) provides that so far as sections 20, 21 or 22 of the Act confer powers relating to Schedule 1 to the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997, those powers also extend to the Channel Islands.

141.Subsection (4) provides that section 385 of the Armed Forces Act 2006 (the 2006 Act) does not apply to armed forces amendments or repeals. The 2006 Act extends to the whole of the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and the British Overseas Territories. Where a provision of an Act is applied by or under the 2006 Act, section 385 of the 2006 Act ensures that the provision as thus applied has the same extent as the 2006 Act itself.

142.Subsection (5) of section 23, in conjunction with section 23(8), confers power to make an Order in Council in relation to the amendments of the 2006 Act made by Schedule 6, or, in the case of amendments or repeals of provisions applied by or under that Act, in relation to the provisions as so applied. Such an Order in Council can extend the provisions in question, with or without modifications, to any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or any of the British Overseas Territories.

143.Subsection (6) provides that the power in paragraph 19 of Schedule 1 to the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997, to extend the cross-border transfer provision in that Schedule to the Isle of Man, is exercisable in relation to any amendment of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 made by this Act.

144.Subsection (7) provides that the power in section 338 of the 2003 Act to extend provisions of that Act to the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man is exercisable in relation to any amendments of that Act made by this Act.

Section 24: Short title

145.Section 24 gives the short title of the Act as the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014.

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