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The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2012

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2012 No. 1956 (C. 77)

Criminal Law, England And Wales

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2012

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24th July 2012

The Secretary of State makes the following Order in exercise of the power conferred by section 151(1) of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012(1).

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2012.

Provision coming into force on 1st September 2012

2.  Section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (offence of squatting in a residential building) comes into force on 1st September 2012.

Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State

Crispin Blunt

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Ministry of Justice

24th July 2012

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order is the first Commencement Order made under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (c. 10).

Article 2 brings section 144 of that Act into force on 1st September 2012. Section 144 creates an offence of squatting in a residential building.

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