(This note is not part of the Order)
This is the fourth Commencement Order made under the Policing and Crime Act 2009 (“the Act”).
Article 2 lists the provisions of the Act which come into force on 2nd March 2010 for the purposes of making orders relating to lap dancing and other sexual entertainment venues. The Welsh Ministers have the power to commence these provisions for Wales. Similarly, Article 3 brings section 108(4) and (5) into force on the same date for the purpose of making regulations relating to the formulation and implementation of strategies by responsible authorities (which are commonly referred to as Community Safety Partnerships).
Article 4 brings section 5 (police collaboration) of the Act into force on 12th March 2010.
Article 5 lists the provisions of the Act which will come into force on the 1st April 2009 which includes the remainder of Part 2 of the Act (sexual offences and sex establishments), provisions relating to football spectators and the entirety of Part 7 of the Act (aviation security) for Northern Ireland.
Article 6 ensures that section 17 and 18 of the Act, which creates a new penalty for a person who commits an offence contrary to section 1 of the Street Offences Act 1959, will not apply to a person who commits such an offence during a period which falls wholly or partly before 1st April 2010.