The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2022

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CitationSI 2022/704

2022 No. 704 (C. 40)

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The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2022

Made 27th June 2022

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 209(1) and (2) of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 20221, makes the following Regulations.

S-1 Citation, interpretation and extent

Citation, interpretation and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2022.

(2) In these Regulations a reference to a section or Schedule by number alone means the section or Schedule so numbered in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022.

(3) These Regulations extend to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

S-2 Commencement of provisions on 28th June 2022

Commencement of provisions on 28th June 2022

2.—(1) Section 201(2) (repeal of temporary provision) comes into force on 28th June 2022, for all purposes except those of the provisions specified in paragraph (2).

(2) The provisions referred to in paragraph (1) are—

(a)

(a) Rule 2 (expiry) of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules 20202;

(b)

(b) Rule 1(2) (citation, commencement and expiry) of the Tribunal Procedure (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules 20203;

(c)

(c) Rule 1(2) (citation, commencement and expiry) of the Tribunal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 20204.

James Cartlidge

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Ministry of Justice

27th June 2022

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations are the second commencement regulations made under the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 (“the 2022 Act”). They bring into force section 201(2) of the 2022 Act, which repeals section 55 of and Schedule 25 to the Coronavirus Act 20205. Section 55 of and Schedule 25 to the Coronavirus Act 2020 make provision for specified courts and tribunals to be able to transmit proceedings which are held entirely remotely to observers, to maintain open justice in such cases; and they are replaced by a more comprehensive scheme for transmission of proceedings for which sections 198 and 199 of the 2022 Act make provision. Section 201(2) of the 2022 Act is commenced for all purposes except those of certain provisions in Tribunal Procedure Rules and Employment Appeal Tribunal Rules which provide for certain rules to cease to have effect when section 55(b) of the Coronavirus Act 2020 expires for all purposes – which in the absence of repeal is at the end of the period of six months beginning with 25th March 2022, by virtue of the Coronavirus Act 2020 (Delay in Expiry: Inquests, Courts and Tribunals, and Statutory Sick Pay) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Regulations 20226. The effect of section 201(2) of the 2022 Act not being commenced for the purposes of the specified provisions of rules is that those provisions will continue in force until the end of the period of six months beginning with 25th March 2022, which will allow time for a more permanent amendment of the rules in question.

An impact assessment has not been published for these Regulations as no significant impact on the private, voluntary or public sector is foreseen.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT REGULATIONS

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

The following provisions of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 have been brought into force by commencement regulations made before the date of these Regulations.

Provision

Date of Commencement

S.I. No.

Section 42(1) to (7)

12th May 2022

2022/520

Section 80

12th May 2022

2022/520

Section 1

28th June 2022

2022/520

Section 4, so far as not already in force

28th June 2022

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