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Statutory Instruments

2015 No. 1463 (C. 82)

Criminal Law, England And Wales

The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2015

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2nd July 2015

The Secretary of State makes the following Order in the exercise of the power conferred by section 95(1) of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015(1).

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2015.

Commencement of provisions of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015

2.  The following provisions of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 come into force on 17th July 2015—

(a)section 28 (minimum sentence for repeat offences involving offensive weapons etc); and

(b)Schedule 5 (minimum sentence for repeat offences involving offensive weapons etc: consequential provision).

Mike Penning

Minister of State

Ministry of Justice

2nd July 2015

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order commences section 28 of, and Schedule 5 to, the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (c. 2). Section 28 creates a minimum custodial sentence for a second (or further) conviction for possession of a knife or offensive weapon. The minimum custodial sentence which the court must impose is 6 months imprisonment for those aged 18 or over when convicted and a four month detention and training order for those aged 16 or 17 when convicted, unless there are particular circumstances relating to the offence, previous offence(s) or offender which would make it unjust to impose such a sentence. The second or further offence must be committed after the commencement of these provisions. Schedule 5 sets out the consequential amendments necessary in respect of section 28.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (c. 2) have been brought into force by commencement order made before the date of this Order:

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.
Sections 1 to 713.04.20152015/778
Section 12 to 2713.04.20152015/778
Sections 29 and 3013.04.20152015/778
Sections 32 to 3713.04.20152015/778
Section 3820.03.20152015/778
Section 3920.03.20152015/778
Sections 40 and 4113.04.20152015/778
Sections 43 to 5113.04.20152015/778
Sections 53 to 6113.04.20152015/778
Section 6313.04.20152015/778
Section 6713.04.20152015/778
Sections 69 to 8313.04.20152015/778
Section 84(1) to (3)13.04.20152015/778
Section 8713.04.20152015/778
Section 9213.04.20152015/778
Schedules 1 and 213.04.20152015/778
Schedule 413.04.20152015/778
Schedule 613.04.20152015/778
Schedule 813.04.20152015/778
Schedules 9 and 1020.03.20152015/778
Schedules 11 to 1513.04.20152015/778

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