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Statutory Instruments

2011 No. 2834 (C. 98)

Police, England And Wales

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2011

Made

23rd November 2011

The Secretary of State makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 154(5) and 157(1) of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011(1).

Citation and interpretation

1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2011.

(2) In this Order “the Act” means the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

Provisions coming into force on 19th December 2011

2.  The day appointed for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Act is 19th December 2011—

(a)section 141(1) (demonstrations in vicinity of Parliament: repeal of SOCPA 2005 provisions) insofar as it repeals section 137 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005(2);

(b)section 142 (controlled area of Parliament Square);

(c)section 143 (prohibited activities in controlled area of Parliament Square);

(d)section 144 (directions under section 143: further provision);

(e)section 145 (power to seize property);

(f)section 146 (power of court on conviction);

(g)section 147 (authorisation for operation of amplified noise equipment);

(h)section 148 (meaning of “authorised officer” and “responsible authority”);

(i)section 149 (effect of Part on byelaws);

(j)section 150(1) and (3) (powers of seizure etc under certain regulations and byelaws);

(k)section 150(2) (powers of seizure etc under certain regulations and byelaws) insofar as it relates to byelaws made by local authorities in England.

Provisions coming into force on 30th March 2012

3.  The day appointed for the coming into force of section 141(1) of the Act insofar as it has not already been brought into force and section 141(2) of the Act is 30th March 2012.

James Brokenshire

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

Home Office

23rd November 2011

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Commencement Order brings into force sections 142 to 149 and section 150 (except for section 150(2) insofar as it relates to local authorities in Wales) of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 on 19th December 2011. It also brings into force the repeal of section 137 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 on 19th December 2011.

The repeal of sections 132 to 136 and 138 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 is brought into force on 30th March 2012 as is the transitional provision in section 141(2) of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 have been brought into force by a commencement order made before the date of this Order.

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.
Section 3131st October 20112011/2515
Section 7815th November 20112011/2515
Section 7931st October 20112011/2515
Section 8015th November 20112011/2515
Section 9515th November 20112011/2515
Section 98 (partially)31st October 20112011/2515
Section 15115th November 20112011/2515
Section 15215th November 20112011/2515
Schedule 731st October 20112011/2515
Schedule 14 (partially)15th November 20112011/2515
Schedule 15 (partially)31st October 20112011/2515
Schedule 1715th November 20112011/2515

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