1

This Order may be cited as the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 (Commencement No 2) Order 2004.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 8 March 2004: (no specific commencement provision).

2

2

The following provisions of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 shall come into force on 31st March 2004—

(a)    in Part 6 (the environment)—

(i)    section 46 (powers of police civilians); and

(ii)    section 54 (sale of aerosol paint to children);

(b)    in Part 9 (miscellaneous powers)—

(i)    section 85(4) to the extent not already in force, (9), (10) and (11) (anti-social behaviour orders);

(ii)    section 85(5) and (6) in so far as they relate to persons aged 18 or over (anti-social behaviour orders);

(iii)    section 86(1), (2) and (3) to the extent not already in force (certain orders made on conviction of offences); and

(iv)    section 89(5) (extension of powers of community support officers etc);

(c)    in Part 10 (general)—

(i)    section 92 (repeals) in so far as it relates to the entry in Schedule 3 in paragraph (ii) below; and

(ii)    the entry in Schedule 3 relating to the Noise Act 1996.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 8 March 2004: (no specific commencement provision).

Anti-social Behaviour Orders99 Criminal Law & Disposition of Offenders99 Offences against the State & the General Public99

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The following provisions of Part 6 (the environment) of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 shall come into force on 31st March 2004 in England only—

(a)    section 40 (closure of noisy premises);

(b)    section 41 (closure of noisy premises: supplemental);

(c)    section 42 (dealing with noise at night);

(d)    section 43 (penalty notices for graffiti and fly-posting);

(e)    section 44 (meaning of relevant offence);

(f)    section 45 (penalty receipts);

(g)    section 47 (interpretation etc);

(h)    section 55 (unlawfully deposited waste etc); and

(i)    section 56 (extension of litter authority powers to take remedial action).

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 8 March 2004: (no specific commencement provision).

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4

(1)    The following provisions of Part 6 (the environment) of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 shall come into force in the areas of the local authorities in England specified in paragraph (2) below on 31st March 2004—

(a)    section 48 (graffiti removal notices);

(b)    section 49 (recovery of expenditure);

(c)    section 50 (guidance);

(d)    section 51 (appeals); and

(e)    section 52 (exemption from liability in relation to graffiti removal notices).

(2)    The following local authorities are specified for the purposes of paragraph (1) above—

(a)    Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council;

(b)    Bristol City Council;

(c)    Cambridge City Council;

(d)    Dartford Borough Council;

(e)    Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council;

(f)    Epping Forest District Council;

(g)    Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council;

(h)    London Borough of Merton;

(i)    London Borough of Westminster;

(j)    Northampton Borough Council;

(k)    Southampton City Council; and

(l)    Wansbeck District Council.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 8 March 2004: (no specific commencement provision).

Signature

Hazel Blears

Minister of State

Home Office

8th March 2004

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

This Order brings into force in England and Wales the provisions of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 set out in article 2 on 31st March 2004 either generally or to the extent specified.

The provisions set out in article 3 are brought into force on 31st March 2004 in England only. The provisions set out in article 4(1) are brought into force on 31st March 2004 in the areas of the local authorities set out in article 4(2).