Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
1998 No. 68
ROAD TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES
The Courses for Drink-Drive Offenders (Designation of District) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998
4th March 1998
To be laid before Parliament
Coming into operation
31st March 1998
The Lord Chancellor, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Article 39(4) and (6) of the Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1996(1), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:
Citation and commencement
1. This Order may be cited as the Courses for Drink-Drive Offenders (Designation of District) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 31st March 1998.
2.—(1) The petty sessions district of Belfast and Newtownabbey is hereby designated for the purposes of Article 39 of the Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1996.
(2) The period from the 31st March 1998 to the 31st December 2000 is hereby specified as the period for which the petty sessions district mentioned in paragraph (1) is designated.
Irvine of Lairg, C.
Dated 4th March 1998
(This note is not part of the Order.)
Articles 36 to 38 of the Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, give a court power to order that the period of disqualification imposed on a person convicted of a prescribed drink-drive offence is to be reduced if he completes a course approved by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. Article 39 of the Offenders Order applies those provisions with modification during an experimental period. In particular, during the experimental period, orders can be made only by a court of summary jurisdiction acting for a designated district.
This Order designates the petty sessions district of Belfast and Newtownabbey for the purposes of Article 39 of the Offenders Order and specifies the period for which it is so designated.
S.I. 1996/1320 (N.I. 10)