Section 75 – Commencement
165.Section 75(1) brings into force all the provisions of the Act on such days as the Scottish Ministers may by order appoint, and no later than 31 December 2005. The Scottish Ministers may appoint a date after this if the Scottish Ministers accept a recommendation to do so is made to them by the Commissioner. Orders made under section 75(1)(b) may also contain transitional provisions, including provisions capable of having effect beyond that date.
166.Section 75(3) requires the Scottish Ministers to prepare and lay before the Scottish Parliament annual reports on the implementation of the Act, starting within 12 months from the date of Royal Assent and each year thereafter until all provisions are fully commenced.