1 Citation and interpretation

(1)    This Order may be cited as the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirements) Piloting Order 2014.

(2)    In this Order—

(a)    “the Act” means the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012; and

(b)    “alcohol abstinence and monitoring requirement” has the same meaning as in Part 12 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.

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Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 7 July 2014: (no specific commencement provision).

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2 Coming into force of section 76 of the Act

2Coming into force of section 76 of the Act

Subject to articles 3 and 4(1), section 76 of the Act (alcohol abstinence and monitoring requirement) comes into force on 31st July 2014 for all purposes other than application by the Armed Forces Act 2006.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 7 July 2014: (no specific commencement provision).

3 Area in relation to which section 76 of the Act is in force

3Area in relation to which section 76 of the Act is in force

Section 76 of the Act comes into force only in relation to the South London local justice area.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 7 July 2014: (no specific commencement provision).

4 Period for which section 76 of the Act is in force

4Period for which section 76 of the Act is in force

(1)    Subject to paragraph (2), section 76 of the Act, in so far as it is brought into force by article 2, ceases to have effect at the end of the period of 12 months beginning with 31st July 2014.

(2)    Paragraph (1) does not affect the continued application after that date of an alcohol abstinence and monitoring requirement imposed by a court during the period mentioned in that paragraph.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 7 July 2014: (no specific commencement provision).

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)

This Order brings into force section 76 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (c 10), for a period of 12 months commencing on 31st July 2014, but only in relation to the South London local justice area. Among other things, section 76 inserts section 212A of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c 44), which gives a court a power to impose an alcohol abstinence and monitoring requirement as part of a community order or suspended sentence order. Article 4(2) provides that any requirement imposed before section 76 ceases to be in force may continue to have effect after that time.

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

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