1 Citation and extent

(1)    This Order may be cited as the Homelessness Act 2002 (Commencement No 2 and Transitional Provisions) (England) Order 2002.

(2)    This Order extends to England only.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 10 September 2002: (no specific commencement provision).

2 Interpretation

2Interpretation

In this Order, references to sections and Schedules are, unless otherwise stated, references to sections of and Schedules to the Homelessness Act 2002.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 10 September 2002: (no specific commencement provision).

3 Commencement

3Commencement

Subject to article 4, the following provisions shall come into force on 30th September 2002—

section 11, and

section 18(1) in so far as it relates to paragraph 17(a) of Schedule 1.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 10 September 2002: (no specific commencement provision).

4 Transitional Provisions

4Transitional Provisions

The amendments made to the Housing Act 1996 by—

section 11, and

section 18(1) in so far as it relates to paragraph 17(a) of Schedule 1

shall not have effect in any case where an appeal is brought under section 204(1) of that Act before 30th September 2002.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 10 September 2002: (no specific commencement provision).

Signature

Signed by authority of the First Secretary of State

Barbara Roche

Minister of State,

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

10th September 2002

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

This Order brings into force, on 30th September 2002, the following provisions of the Homelessness Act 2002 in relation to England:

—section 11;

—section 18(1) in so far as it applies to paragraph 17(a) of Schedule 1.

Section 11 inserts a new section 204A in the Housing Act 1996 conferring a new right on a homeless applicant to appeal to the county court against a decision of the local housing authority under section 204(4) of that Act (power to accommodate pending appeal to county court under section 204).

Paragraph 17(a) of Schedule 1 amends section 204 of that Act to enable the county court to extend the period of 21 days allowed for an appeal under that section against a local housing authority's decision on a homelessness application.