3.—(1) The provisions of the 2003 Act which are listed in paragraph (2) shall come into force on 15th December 2004.
(2) The provisions referred to in paragraph (1) are—
(a)sections 98 to 110, and 112 (evidence of bad character);
(b)section 331 (minor and consequential amendments) in so far as it relates to the provisions referred to in sub-paragraph (d);
(c)section 332 (repeals) in so far as it relates to the provisions referred to in sub-paragraph (e);
(d)in Part 5 of Schedule 36 (further and minor consequential amendments: evidence), paragraphs 79, 80 and 85; and
(e)in Schedule 37 (repeals)—
(i)Part 5 (evidence of bad character); and
(ii)in Part 12, the entries relating to—
(aa)the Bail Act 1976 (c. 63);
(bb)the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c. 43), except the reference to section 12(1)(a)(i) of that Act;
(cc)the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (c. 37);
(dd)the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (c. 23); and
(ee)the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (c. 6).