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Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 (Commencement No.1) Order 2003.

(2) In this Order “the Act” means the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003.

Appointed days

2.—(1) The provisions of the Act specified in column 1 of the Schedule (and the subject matter of which is described in column 2 of the Schedule) shall come into force on 1st April 2003 but, where a particular purpose is specified in relation to any provision in column 3 of the Schedule, that provision shall come into force on that day only for that purpose.

(2) Section 60(1)(g) (repeal of section 31 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989) of the Act shall come into force on 1st May 2003.

PETER J PEACOCK

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

4th March 2003