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3. The coming into force of section 5(5C) of the 1996 Act has effect only in relation to alleged offences in relation to which—
(a)a criminal investigation within the meaning of section 1(4) of that Act began—
(i)in England and Wales on or after 4th April 2005; or
(ii)in Northern Ireland on or after 15th July 2005; and
(b)the duty to give a defence statement in accordance with section 5(5) of that Act arises on or after 24th July 2006.
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