Article 58(2).


1.  Each of Articles 8 to 11, 13, 15, 19 to 33, 36 and 37 shall apply in relation to offenders convicted (but not sentenced) before the date on which that Article comes into operation as it applies in relation to offenders convicted after that date.

2.  Neither paragraph (2) of Article 6, nor the repeal by this Order of section 8 of the Probation Act (Northern Ireland) 1950, shall affect the operation of section 8 in relation to persons placed on probation before the date of the coming into operation of that paragraph or, as the case may be, that repeal.

3.  An order made under Article 49(5) or 50(2) of the [1986 NI 4.] Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (court order to admit person to a hospital) before the date on which Article 53 comes into operation shall after that date be treated as an order made under Article 50A(2) of that Order together with a restriction order made without limit of time.