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Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2008

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2008 No. 472 (C. 28)

Criminal Law

Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2008

Made

20th November 2008

The Secretary of State makes the following Order, in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 1(4) of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 (1)

Citation and Interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2008.

(2) In this Order—

“the 2008 Order” means the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008.

Commencement

2.—(1) The provisions of the 2008 Order specified in Part I of the Schedule to this Order shall come into operation on 8th December 2008.

(2) The provisions of the 2008 Order specified in Part II of the Schedule to this Order shall come into operation on 19th December 2008.

(3) The provisions of the 2008 Order specified in Part III of the Schedule to this Order shall come into operation on 5th January 2009.

(4) The provisions of the 2008 Order specified in Part IV of the Schedule to this Order shall come into operation on 2nd February 2009.

Paul Goggins

Minister of State

Northern Ireland Office

20th November 2008

Article 2

SCHEDULE

Part I

1.  Article 67 (Test purchases of alcohol)

2.  Article 87 (Pre-charge bail)

Part II

1.  Article 75 (Assisting a prisoner to escape)

2.  Article 76 (Facilitating escape by conveying things into prison)

3.  Article 77 (Conveyance of prohibited articles into or out of prison)

4.  Article 78 (Other offences relating to prison security)

Part III

1.  Article 65 (Seizure of vehicles used in a manner causing alarm, distress or annoyance)

2.  Article 66 (Retention etc. of vehicles seized under Article 65)

Part IV

1.  Article 79 (Live links: introductory)

2.  Article 80 (Use of live links at preliminary hearings)

3.  Article 81 (Use of live links at sentencing hearings)

4.  Article 82 (Evidence of vulnerable accused)

5.  Article 83 (Live links in appeals under Criminal Appeal Act)

6.  Schedule 6 (Repeals) Part 4

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into operation on 8th December 2008 provisions of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 dealing with the test purchasing of alcohol and pre charge bail provisions.

The Order also brings into operation on 19th December 2008 provisions regarding offences dealing with prison security.

The Order also brings into operation on 5th January 2009 provisions regarding the seizure and retention of vehicles used in a manner causing alarm, distress or annoyance.

The Order also brings into operation on 2nd February 2009 provisions regarding live links in court proceedings.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the 2008 Order have been brought into operation by earlier Commencement Orders as from the date shown.

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.R No.

Articles 3,4,7 (partially) 12 to 15 and Schedules 1 and 2, 16,18, 21 (partially), 22 (partially), 24(1), (3) to 6, 7(b) and (8), 27, 28 (partially), 31, 32(1), (2)(a) and (c) and (4) (partially), 33(1) to (3) and (6)(a)(i) (partially), 46 and Schedule 4, 102(1) (partially), 102(2) (partially), Schedule 5 (partially) and Schedule 6 (partially)

Articles 34, 52, 53, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 62, 63, 64, 73, 74, 90, 91, 102(2) (partially) and Schedule 6 (partially).

Articles 47, 48, 49, 50, 51 and Schedule 6 (partially)

15th May 2008

16th July 2008

6th October 2008

S.R. 2008 No. 217 (c. 8)

S.R. 2008 No. 293 (c.16)

S.R. 2008 No. 383 (c. 20)

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