1 Citation and commencement

(1)    This Order may be cited as the Local Justice Areas Order 2014.

(2)    This Order comes into force on 1st April 2014 for the purposes of Part 1 of the Schedule to this Order.

(3)    For all other purposes, this Order comes into force on 1st July 2014.

2 Interpretation

2Interpretation

(1)    In this Order—

“existing area” means a local justice area as it exists immediately before 1st July 2014;

“new area” means a local justice area constituted by this Order.

(2)    Any reference to a justice for an area is to be construed as a reference to a justice of the peace who ordinarily acts, or as the case may be, will on or after 1st July 2014, ordinarily act, in and for that area.

3 New Areas

3New Areas

(1)    The existing areas of—

(a)    Bromsgrove and Redditch,

(b)    Kidderminster, and

(c)    South Worcestershire,

are combined to become a new area named Worcestershire.

(2)    The existing areas of Preston and South Ribble are combined to become a new area named Preston and South Ribble.

(3)    The existing areas of High Peak and North East Derbyshire and Dales are combined to become a new area named Northern Derbyshire.

(4)    The existing areas of Shrewsbury and North Shropshire and Telford and South Shropshire are combined to become a new area named Shropshire.

4 Amendment to the Local Justice Areas Order 2005

4Amendment to the Local Justice Areas Order 2005

The Schedule to the Local Justice Areas Order 2005 is amended as follows—

(a)    omit “Bromsgrove and Redditch”;

(b)    omit “Kidderminster”;

(c)    omit “South Worcestershire”;

(d)    omit “South Ribble”;

(e)    omit “High Peak”;

(f)    omit “North East Derbyshire and Dales”;

(g)    omit “Telford and South Shropshire”

(h)    after “Wirral” insert “Worcestershire”;

(i)    for “Preston” substitute “Preston and South Ribble”;

(j)    after “North Cumbria” insert “Northern Derbyshire”;

(k)    for “Shrewsbury and North Shropshire” substitute “Shropshire”.

5 The Schedule

5The Schedule

The Schedule to this Order has effect, except that—

(a)    for Preston and South Ribble paragraph 1(2)(b) and (c) and (3)(b) and (c), and

(b)    for Northern Derbyshire paragraph 1(2)(c) and (3)(c),

do not apply.

Signature

Signed by authority of the Lord Chancellor

Shailesh Vara

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Ministry of Justice

13th February 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order provides for the new local justice area named Worcestershire to replace the existing local justice areas of Bromsgrove and Redditch, Kidderminster and South Worcestershire. It also provides for the new local justice area named Preston and South Ribble to replace the existing local justice areas of Preston and South Ribble, Northern Derbyshire to replace the existing local justice areas of High Peak and North East Derbyshire and Dales and Shropshire to replace the existing local justice areas of Shrewsbury and North Shropshire and Telford and South Shropshire.

The Order comes into force on 1st April 2014 for the purpose of enabling appointments to be made, elections to be held and bodies formed on the basis of the altered local justice areas. The Order comes into force on 1st July 2014 for the substantive creation of the new local justice areas.