Criminal Law (Rape) Act 1981
Short title and commencement.
13.— (1) This Act may be cited as the Criminal Law (Rape) Act, 1981.
(2) This Act shall come into operation one month after the date of its passing.
(3) Section 3 (including that section as applied by sections 5 and 9 ) and section 4 shall not have effect in relation to a trial or preliminary examination which begins before the commencement of this Act and sections 7 and 8 shall not have effect in relation to a charge alleging a rape offence which is made before such commencement.