(This note is not part of the Order)
The provisions of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 which are listed in article 2(1) are brought into force on 1st March 2006 for the purposes set out in that provision and subject to transitional provisions. The provisions listed in article 3 are also brought into force on that date, subject to transitional provisions. The provisions listed in the Schedule to this Order and article 5 are brought into force on 1st April 2006, subject to the transitional provisions in that article and article 4. The provisions referred to in article 6 also come into force on 1st April 2006 except so far as they extend to Scotland. The provisions listed in article 7 are brought into force on 6th April 2006 in England and Wales only.