(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order brings fully into force on 15th January 2001 sections 51 and 52 of and Schedule 3 to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 which provides that there shall be no committal proceedings for indictable-only offences. These provisions are already in force in the areas specified in Schedule 2 to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provisions) Order 1998. The Order also brings into force a number of minor and consequential amendments and repeals.
In relation to areas not specified in Schedule 2 to the 1998 Order, the provisions commenced by this Order apply only where the adult who appears or is brought before a magistrates' court in the proceedings in respect of which he is charged with an indictable-only offence, as provided for in section 51(1) of the 1998 Act, so appears or is brought before the court for the first time on or after 15th January 2001.