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The Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provision) Order 2006

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1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provision) Order 2006.

(2) In this Order–

(a)the Act” means the Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006; and

(b)references to Parts, sections, subsections and schedules are, unless otherwise stated, references to Parts, sections and subsections of, and schedules to, the Act.

Provisions coming into force on 1st October 2006

2.  (1)  The provisions of the Act specified in the first column of Schedule 1 to this Order shall come into force on 1st October 2006.

(2) Where a particular purpose in relation to a provision is specified in the second column of that Schedule, the provision concerned shall come into force on that date only for that purpose.

(3) Where no such particular purpose is specified the provision concerned shall come into force on that date for all purposes.

Provisions coming into force on 1st January 2007

3.  (1)  The provisions of the Act specified in the first column of Schedule 2 to this Order, so far as not already in force, shall come into force on 1st January 2007.

(2) Where a particular purpose in relation to a provision is specified in the second column of that Schedule, the provision concerned shall come into force on that date only for that purpose.

(3) Where no such particular purpose is specified the provision concerned shall come into force on that date for all purposes.

Transitional provision

4.  (1)  This article applies to any marriage notice submitted to a district registrar under section 3 of the 1977 Act(1) before 1st January 2007 in respect of a marriage which, as a consequence of section 37, is to be solemnised in a registration district other than the registration district of the district registrar to which it was submitted.

(2) Such a notice is deemed to have been submitted to the district registrar to whom such a notice would be submitted after 1st January 2007.

(3) A district registrar who received such a notice and the fee and documents accompanying it under section 3(1) of the 1977 Act must transmit them to the district registrar to whom the notice is deemed to have been submitted.

GEORGE LYON

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

13th September 2006

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