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Explanatory Memorandum to Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Background and Policy Objectives

3.The 2003 Act gained Royal Assent on 20 November 2003. Although primarily an Act for England and Wales parts of the Act apply directly to Northern Ireland. Section 334 of the Act also provides that Orders in Council may make provision for Northern Ireland in respect of certain other parts of the Act..

4.The Criminal Justice (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (NI 18) made provision for purposes corresponding with the purposes of section 3(3) of the 2003 Act. The Criminal Justice (Evidence) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (made at the same time as this Order) makes provision for purposes corresponding with the purposes of Part 11 of the 2003 Act. This Order makes provision for the remaining purpose listed in section 334 of the 2003 Act.

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