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British Museum Act 1963

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13Short title, commencement, transitional provisions and repeals

(1)This Act may be cited as the British Museum Act 1963.

(2)Subject to the following subsection, this Act shall come into operation on such day as the Treasury may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.

(3)The first appointments to be made under section 1(1) or 8(2) of this Act (other than appointments by the Trustees of the British Museum or the Natural History Trustees), shall, so far as may be practicable, be made so as to take effect at the commencement of this Act, and the remainder of the first appointments under either of those provisions shall be made as soon as may be practicable after that commencement.

(4)As respects service in the employment of the Trustees of the British Museum before the commencement of this Act, section 6(3) of this Act shall be deemed always to have had effect.

(5)The enactments specified in the first and second columns of the Fourth Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

(6)Bylaws, ordinances, statutes or rules in force immediately before the commencement of this Act under section 14 or 15 of the British Museum Act 1753 shall not be invalidated by the repeal of that Act but shall have effect in relation to each Museum, with such modifications as may be necessary in consequence of the provisions of this Act, as if they were rules made by the Trustees of that Museum under paragraph 5 of the First Schedule to this Act

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