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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Collection of Fines (Pilot Schemes) Order 2004.
(2) This Order shall come into force—
(a)on 23rd February 2004 in respect of the petty sessions areas specified in columns 1 and 3 of Part I of the Schedule;
(b)on 29th March 2004 in respect of the petty sessions areas specified in columns 1 and 3 of Part II of the Schedule; and
(c)on 5th April 2004 in respect of all other petty sessions areas in England and Wales,
and shall cease to have effect on 31st March 2005.
(3) In this Order—
“the Schedule” means the Schedule to this Order;
“Schedule 5” means Schedule 5 to the Courts Act 2003,
and a reference to “the specified period” means in relation to a petty sessions area or areas the period starting with the coming into force of this Order in respect of the petty sessions area or areas, and ending when this Order ceases to have effect, in accordance with paragraph (2) above.
(4) The start or ending of the specified period in respect of a petty sessions area does not, unless the contrary intention appears—
(a)affect the operation of any enactment or anything duly done or suffered under that enactment;
(b)affect any right, obligation or liability acquired, accrued or incurred under that enactment;
(c)affect any penalty or punishment incurred in respect of an offence committed against that enactment,
before the specified period starts or, as the case may be, after it starts but before it ends, in respect of that area;
and any such right may be enjoyed, any such obligation or liability may be enforced, any such penalty or punishment may be imposed or enforced and any investigation, legal proceeding or remedy in respect of any such right, obligation, liability, penalty or punishment may be instituted, continued or enforced, as if the specified period had not started or, as the case may be, had not ended, in respect of that petty sessions area.
In this paragraph references to an enactment include an enactment comprised in subordinate legislation.
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