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The Specified Agreement on Driving Disqualifications Regulations 2017

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Statutory Instruments

2017 No. 628

Criminal Law

Road Traffic

The Specified Agreement on Driving Disqualifications Regulations 2017

Made

27th April 2017

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 71A(1)(1) of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003(2), and a draft of these Regulations having been laid before Parliament and approved by each House of Parliament.

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Specified Agreement on Driving Disqualifications Regulations 2017 and come into force on the 22nd day after the day on which they are made.

Specified agreement on driving disqualifications

2.  The Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of Driving Disqualifications between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Ireland made on 30th October 2015(3) is specified for the purposes of Chapter 1 of Part 3 of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

Ahmad of Wimbledon

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Transport

27th April 2017

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations specify the Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of Driving Disqualifications made between the UK and Ireland on 30th October 2015 for the purposes of Chapter 1 (mutual recognition of driving disqualification in UK and Republic of Ireland) of Part 3 (road traffic) of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003.

Chapter 1 of Part 3 of the 2003 Act makes provision for a driving disqualification imposed by Ireland on a UK resident, or a holder of a UK driving licence, for certain specified road traffic offences to be recognised and given effect in the UK. It also makes provision for a driving disqualification imposed by the UK on an Irish resident, or a holder of an Irish driving licence, for those offences to be notified to the appropriate Irish authority so that the disqualification may be recognised and given effect in Ireland. This gives effect to the Agreement. Specification of the Agreement identifies it as the Agreement which is relevant to, and given effect in the UK by Chapter 1 of Part 3 of the 2003 Act.

An Impact Assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen. An Explanatory Memorandum is published alongside this instrument on www.legislation.gov.uk.

(1)

Section 71A(1) was inserted by section 31(5) of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (c. 2).

(3)

Cm. 9344.

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