Part 3General

55Commencement and short title

(1)The provisions of this Act, except sections 53 and 54 and this section, come into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may by order appoint.

(2)The power to make orders under subsection (1) is exercisable by statutory instrument.

(3)And it includes power—

(a)to appoint different days for different provisions,

(b)to make such transitional or saving provision as the Scottish Ministers consider necessary or expedient for the purposes of or in connection with this Act,

(c)to make different provision for different purposes.

(4)This Act may be cited as the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.