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The Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2006

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This Order brings into force the following Parts of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4)

Part 1 (the rule of law);

Part 2 (arrangements to modify the office of Lord Chancellor), so far as not already in force, except for certain provisions in respect of Northern Ireland, and with respect to the Head and Deputy Head of Criminal Justice; Schedule 4 (other functions of the Lord Chancellor and the organisation of the courts) is commenced except in respect of functions relating to ecclesiastical patronage and the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom; Schedule 5 (functions under legislation relating to Northern Ireland) is commenced with certain exceptions;

Part 4 (judicial appointments and discipline) so far as not already in force except for certain entries in Schedule 14 (the Judicial Appointments Commission: Relevant Offices and Enactments) in so far as they relate to appointment functions; sections 67 to 84 and section 85(1)(a) are brought into force at the later dates specified in Schedule 2 of this Order;

Part 5 (judicial appointments and removals: Northern Ireland) with respect to removals only; and

Part 7 (general provisions); Part 1 of Schedule 17 (minor and consequential amendments) and Parts 1, 2 and 4 of Schedule 18 (repeals and revocations) are commenced except with respect to ecclesiastical patronage functions; Part 3 of Schedule 18 (functions under legislation relating to Northern Ireland) is commenced with certain exceptions.

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