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For the purposes of sections 1 to 4 and 7 to 12, it is immaterial whether the conviction or, as the case may be, acquittal referred to in each of those sections was before or after the coming into force of this Act.
(1)The Scottish Ministers may by order made by statutory instrument make such provision as they consider necessary or expedient for transitional, transitory or saving purposes in connection with the coming into force of section 13 or paragraphs 17 to 34 of the schedule.
(2)An order under subsection (1) may modify any enactment (including this Act).
(3)A statutory instrument containing an order under subsection (1) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.
(4)But no order under subsection (1) which contains provisions which add to, replace or omit any part of the text of an Act may be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing it has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament.
The schedule, which makes amendments of enactments consequential on the provisions of this Act, has effect.
(1)The short title of this Act is the Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Act 2011.
(2)In this Act, the “1995 Act” means the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c.46).
(3)This Act, except this section, comes into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may, by order made by statutory instrument, appoint.
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