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The Criminal Justice Act 1967 (Commencement No. 4) Order 1977

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1977 No. 2139 (C.72)

CRIMINAL LAW, ENGLAND AND WALES

The Criminal Justice Act 1967 (Commencement No. 4) Order 1977

Made

19th December 1977

In exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 106(5) of the Criminal Justice Act 1967, I hereby make the following Order:—

1.  This Order may be cited as the Criminal Justice Act 1967 (Commencement No. 4) Order 1977.

2.  The provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 specified in column 1 of the Schedule to this Order (which relate to the matters specified in column 2 thereof) shall come into force on 1st February 1978.

Merlyn Rees

One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State

Home Office

19th December 1977

APPENDIXREPEALS TAKING EFFECT ON 1ST FEBRUARY 1978

ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
2 & 3 Vict. c. 47.The Metropolitan Police Act 1839.In section 58, the words from the beginning to “and also”.
2 & 3 Vict. c. xciv.The City of London Police Act 1839.In section 37, the words from “every person” where first occurring to “and also”.
10 & 11 Vict. c. 89.The Town Police Clauses Act 1847.In section 29, the words from the beginning to “and also”.
35 & 36 Vict. c. 94.The Licensing Act 1872.In section 12, the words from “who in any highway” to “behaviour or”.

SCHEDULEPROVISIONS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 1967 COMING INTO FORCE ON 1ST FEBRUARY 1978

1 2
Provisions of the ActSubject matter of provisions
Section 91.Drunkenness in a public place.
So much of Schedule 7 as is specified in the Appendix hereto.Repeals.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Order brings into force on 1st February 1978 section 91 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 which provides that any person who is guilty, while drunk, of disorderly behaviour may be arrested without warrant by any person and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £50. Section 91(5) (which provided that the Secretary of State may not make a commencement order in respect of section 91 unless he is satisfied that sufficient suitable accommodation is available for the care and treatment of persons convicted of being drunk and disorderly) was repealed by Schedule 13 to the Criminal Law Act 1977 (c. 45) and this repeal was brought into force on 1st December 1977 by the Criminal Law Act (Commencement No. 3) Order 1977 (S.I. 1977/1682).

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