The Disqualification from Driving (Prescribed Courts) (Scotland) Order 1997

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Published: 1997-12-09

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 2940 (S.185)

CRIMINAL LAW, SCOTLAND
The Disqualification from Driving (Prescribed Courts) (Scotland) Order 1997

Made
9th December 1997

Laid before Parliament
11th December 1997

Coming into force
1st January 1998

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 248C(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995(1), hereby makes the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Disqualification from Driving (Prescribed Courts) (Scotland) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 1st January 1998.

2.  For the purposes of section 248C(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995, the courts prescribed in this Order are the sheriff courts of Paisley and Perth.

Henry McLeish
Minister of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
Edinburgh
9th December 1997

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order prescribes the sheriff courts of Paisley and Perth for the purposes of section 248C(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995.
The effect of the Order is that the prescribed courts may make orders under section 248A or 248B of the 1995 Act. An order under section 248A may disqualify an offender from holding or obtaining a licence to drive a motor vehicle in addition to or instead of dealing with the offender in any other way. An order under section 248B may disqualify a fine defaulter from holding or obtaining a licence to drive a motor vehicle instead of imposing a period of imprisonment in default of payment of a fine.
By virtue of the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Act 1997 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Order 1997, sections 248A and 248B of the 1995 Act do not apply in relation to an offence committed before 1st January 1998.

(1)
1995 c. 46; section 248C(1) was inserted by section 15 of the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Act 1997 (c. 48), which came into force on 20th October 1997 by virtue of S.I. 1997/2323 for the purpose of enabling the Secretary of State to make an order under section 248C.
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