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PART VII, NORTHERN IRELAND - continued

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Duration of Part VII
Expiry and revival.     112. - (1) This Part shall (subject to subsection (2)) cease to have effect at the end of the period of one year beginning with the day on which it is brought into force.
 
      (2) The Secretary of State may by order provide-
 
 
    (a) that a provision of this Part which is in force (whether or not by virtue of this subsection) shall continue in force for a specified period not exceeding twelve months;
 
    (b) that a provision of this Part shall cease to have effect;
 
    (c) that a provision of this Part which is not in force (whether or not by virtue of this subsection) shall come into force and remain in force for a specified period not exceeding twelve months.
      (3) An order under subsection (2) may make provision with respect to a provision of this Part-
 
 
    (a) generally,
 
    (b) only in so far as it concerns powers of members of Her Majesty's Forces, or
 
    (c) except in so far as it concerns powers of members of Her Majesty's Forces.
      (4) This Part shall, by virtue of this subsection, cease to have effect at the end of the period of five years beginning with the day on which it is brought into force.
 
      (5) The following provisions shall be treated for the purposes of this section as forming part of this Part of this Act-
 
 
    (a) paragraphs 36 and 37 of Schedule 4, and
 
    (b) paragraphs 19 to 21 of Schedule 5.
Transitional provisions.     113. - (1) Where a provision of sections 74 to 77 comes into force by virtue of an order under section 112(2), that shall not affect a trial on indictment where the indictment has been presented before the provision comes into force.
 
      (2) Where a provision of sections 74 to 77 ceases to have effect (whether or not by virtue of an order under section 112(2)), that shall not affect the application of the provision to a trial on indictment where the indictment has been presented before the provision ceases to have effect.
 
      (3) If when section 74(1) comes into force by virtue of an order under section 112(2) a person has been committed for trial for a scheduled offence and the indictment has not been presented, then on the coming into force of section 74(1) he shall, if he was committed to the Crown Court sitting elsewhere than in Belfast, be treated as having been committed-
 
 
    (a) to the Crown Court sitting in Belfast, or
 
    (b) where a direction is given under section 74(1) which affects the trial, to the Crown Court sitting at the place specified in the direction.
      (4) Where section 74 ceases to have effect (whether or not by virtue of an order under section 112(2)), that shall not affect-
 
 
    (a) the committal of a person for trial in accordance with that provision to the Crown Court sitting either in Belfast or elsewhere, or
 
    (b) the committal of a person for trial which, in accordance with that provision, has taken effect as a committal for trial to the Crown Court sitting elsewhere than in Belfast,
       in a case where the indictment has not been presented.
 
      (5) Where section 79 or 80 ceases to have effect (whether or not by virtue of an order under section 112(2)), that shall not affect the operation of the section in relation to an offence committed while it, or a corresponding earlier enactment, was in force.
 
      (6) Sections 108 and 109 shall not apply to a statement made or failure occurring before 4th September 1998.
 
      (7) Where section 108 or 109 comes into force by virtue of an order under section 112(2) it shall not apply to a statement made or failure occurring while the section was not in force.
 
      (8) Section 111 applies where an offence is committed on or after 4th September 1998; and for this purpose an offence committed over a period of more than one day or at some time during a period of more than one day shall be taken to be committed on the last of the days in the period.
 
 
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