1 Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirement) (Prescription of Arrangement for Monitoring) Order 2014 and comes into force on 31st July 2014.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 31 July 2014: see above.

2 Prescription for the purpose of section 212A(6) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003

2Prescription for the purpose of section 212A(6) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003

(1)    This article applies for the purposes of section 212A in so far as it is in force by virtue of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirements) Piloting Order 2014.

(2)    The arrangement for monitoring prescribed by the Secretary of State for the purpose of section 212A(6) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 is monitoring by a transdermal electronic tag.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 31 July 2014: see art 1.

Signature

Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State

Jeremy Wright

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Ministry of Justice

7th July 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

Section 76 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 inserts section 212A in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c 44). This provides that an alcohol abstinence and monitoring requirement can be imposed as part of a requirement of a community order or suspended sentence order. However, section 76 cannot be brought into force for the whole of England and Wales unless it has first been piloted. Section 76 is therefore being brought into force for the purposes of a pilot in the South London local justice area for a period of 12 months by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirements) Piloting Order 2014 (SI 2014/1777).

This Order prescribes that the monitoring of compliance with the obligations of an alcohol abstinence monitoring requirement that has been imposed as part of the pilot scheme provided for by that Order will be through a transdermal electronic tag. This is a tag fitted to an offender to measure the level of alcohol contained in their sweat.

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.

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