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(1)This Act may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) Act 1967.
(2)This Act shall be construed as one with the Merchant Shipping Acts 1894 to 1965, and, without prejudice to the generality of this provision, references in those Acts to the Merchant Shipping Acts shall be construed as including references to this Act; and this Act shall be included among the Acts which may be cited together as the Merchant Shipping Acts 1894 to 1967.
(3)Section 25 of, and Schedule 1 to, this Act shall come into operation on the passing of this Act; and all the other provisions of this Act shall come into operation on such day as Her Majesty may by Order in Council appoint.
(4)For the purposes of the operation in relation to this Act of sections 36 and 37 of the Interpretation Act 1889 (which relate respectively to the meaning of " commencement " with reference to an Act and to the exercise of statutory powers between the passing and the commencement of an Act) the day appointed under the last preceding subsection shall be taken to be the date on which this Act comes into operation; and references in this Act to the commencement of this Act shall be construed accordingly.
(5)This Act extends to Northern Ireland.
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