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The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Appointed Day No. 7) Order 1997

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This Order appoints 1st January 1998 for the purposes of Part I and sections 43 and 69 of the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996.

The provisions specified in Article 2 of this Order apply—

(a)in the case of Part I (disclosure), in relation to alleged offences into which no criminal investigation has begun before 1st January 1998 (Section 1(3));

(b)in the case of Part IV (rulings), in relation to pre-trial hearings beginning on or after 1st January 1998 (Section 43(2)); and

(c)in the case of Section 69 (proof by written statement), in relation to statements tendered in evidence on or after 1st January 1998.

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