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1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Public Bodies (Abolition of Courts Boards) Order 2012.
(2) Subject to paragraph (3), this Order comes into force on the later of 1st April 2012 or the day after the day on which it is made.
(3) Article 3 comes into force on the day after that on which the other provisions of this Order come into force.
(4) This Order extends to England and Wales.
2. (1) Courts boards, established under section 4 of the Courts Act 2003(1), are abolished.
(2) The Schedule (which makes consequential provision) has effect.
3. In Schedule 1 to the Public Bodies Act 2011 (power to abolish: bodies and offices), the entry “Courts boards.” is repealed.
Signed by authority of the Lord Chancellor
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Ministry of Justice
1st May 2012
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