Citation, commencement and extent

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(1)    This Order may be cited as the Local Justice Areas Order 2007.

(2)    For the purposes of articles 5 and 6, and Part 1 of the Schedule to this Order, this Order shall come into force on 24 August 2007.

(3)    For all other purposes this Order shall come into force on 1st January 2008.

(4)    This Order extends to England and Wales.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 January 2008: see para (3) above.

Extent

This Order does not extend to Scotland: see para (4) above.

Interpretation

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Interpretation2

In this Order:—

“existing area” means a local justice area existing before 1st January 2008 and altered by this Order;

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

any reference to a justice for an area shall 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 January 2008, ordinarily act, in and for that area.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 January 2008: see art 1(3).

Extent

This Order does not extend to Scotland: see art 1(4).

New Area

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New Area3

(1)    The existing areas of Mendip and South Somerset are combined to become a new area named South Somerset and Mendip.

(2)    Accordingly, the Schedule to the Local Justice Areas Order 2005 is amended as follows:—

(a)    delete “Mendip” and “South Somerset”; and

(b)    after “South Sefton District” insert “South Somerset and Mendip”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 January 2008: see art 1(3).

Extent

This Order does not extend to Scotland: see art 1(4).

4

4

The consequential and transitional provisions set out in the Schedule to this Order have effect.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 January 2008: see art 1(3).

Extent

This Order does not extend to Scotland: see art 1(4).

Incidental Amendments

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Incidental Amendments5

The Local Justice Areas (No 1) Order 2006 is amended as follows.

(1)    In article 2, delete the definition of “relevant new area”.

(2)    Part 1 of the Schedule is amended as follows—

(a)    at the end of the heading, for “ARTICLE 3(1)” substitute “ARTICLES 3(1) and (2)”; and

(b)    in paragraph 2(1), for “the new area” substitute “a new area”.

(3)    In paragraph 4 of the Schedule, for “relevant new area” substitute “new area as specified by article 3(1) or article 3(2), whichever is applicable”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 24 August 2007: see art 1(2).

Extent

This Order does not extend to Scotland: see art 1(4).

6

6

The Local Justice Areas (No 2) Order 2006 is amended as follows.

(1)    In the Preamble, for “section 8(6)” substitute “sections 8(5A) and 8(6)”.

(2)    In article 2, delete the definition of “relevant new area”.

(3)    Part 1 of the Schedule is amended as follows—

(a)    In the heading, for “AREAS” substitute “AREA”.

(b)    In paragraph 2(3), for “a new area” substitute “the new area”.

(4)    In paragraph 4 of the Schedule, delete the word “relevant” before “new area”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 24 August 2007: see art 1(2).

Extent

This Order does not extend to Scotland: see art 1(4).

Signature

Signed by authority of the Lord Chancellor

Maria Eagle

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Ministry of Justice

Date 29 July 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

This Order provides for the reorganisation of the local justice areas in South Somerset and Mendip. A new local justice area named South Somerset and Mendip replaces the existing local justice areas of Mendip and South Somerset. The Order is brought into force on XXX for the purpose of enabling appointments to be made and elections to be held on the basis of the combined area. The Order is brought into force on 1st January 2008 for the substantive creation of the combined area. This Order also provides for minor drafting amendments to the Local Justice Areas (No 1) Order 2006 and the Local Justice Areas (No 2) Order 2006 to make their provision consistent with that made in this Order. These amendments come into force on XXX.