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Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 2 - Commencement of Acts of the Scottish Parliament

19.This section contains the default rule that applies where an ASP (or, by virtue of section 1(6), a provision of an ASP) is silent as to commencement.

20.The rule differs from the previous provision in the Interpretation Order (paragraph 2 of Schedule 1) in that, instead of providing that the ASP comes into force at the beginning of the day on which the Act receives Royal Assent, it provides that the ASP or provision comes into force at the beginning of the day after the day on which the Bill for the ASP receives Royal Assent.

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