Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
6th June 2013
The Department of Justice, in exercise of the power conferred by section 13(2) of the Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2013(1) and, in accordance with section 13(5) of that Act with the approval of the First Minister and deputy First Minister acting jointly, and following a request from the Chief Constable, and after consultation with the Lord Chief Justice, makes the following Order:
1.-(1) This Order may be cited as the Criminal Justice (2013 Act) (Commencement No.1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013.
(2) In this Order, "the 2013 Act" means the Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2013.
2. The day for the coming into operation of section 13(1) of the 2013 Act is 8 June 2013.
Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Justice on 6 June 2013
Minister of Justice
Approved by the First Minister and deputy First Minister acting jointly on 6 June 2013
deputy First Minister
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order brings into operation section 13(1) of the Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2013 (c.7) ("the 2013 Act").
Section 13(1) of the 2013 Act disapplies section 7 of the Sunday Observance Act (Ireland) 1695 to allow for a magistrates' court, in the exercise of its criminal jurisdiction, to be held on a Sunday.
In accordance with section 13(2)(b) of the 2013 Act, this Order will cease to be in operation one month from the day appointed in Article 2 of this Order for the coming into operation of section 13(1) of the 2013 Act.