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Criminal Cases (Punishment and Review) (Scotland) Act 2012

Section 5 – Commencement

47.Section 5(1) confirms that the provisions in Part 3 of the Act will come into force on the day after Royal Assent. Section 5(2) provides for the rest of the Act to come into force by appointed-day order. Section 5(3) provides that a commencement order may include transitional, transitory or saving provision. Section 8 of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 allows for different days to be appointed for different purposes.

48.Section 6 gives the short title of the Act.

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