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criminal law, england and wales
criminal law, northern ireland
15th January 2007
The Secretary of State being the relevant national authority under section 66(3)(b) makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 66(2) of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006(1).
1. This Order may be cited as the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2007.
2. The following provisions of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 shall come into force on 12th February 2007—
(a)section 42 (increase of maximum sentences for offences of having knives etc.);
(b)section 54 and Schedule 4 (sexual offences: forfeiture and detention of vehicles etc.);
(c)section 55 (continuity of sexual offences law); and
(d)section 57 (amendment of section 82 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003(2)).
Minister of State
15th January 2007
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order brings into force sections 42, 54, 55 and 57 of, and Schedule 4 to, the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 on 12th February 2007.
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