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(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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