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7 Commencement, and power to provide for transitional matters.E+W+S

(1)The provisions of section 1 of this Act and Schedules 1 to 3 shall not come into force until such day as Her Majesty may by Order in Council appoint, and a different day may be appointed for different provisions or for different purposes of the same provision.

(2)An Order in Council under subsection (1) above may include such provision as appears to Her Majesty to be expedient for supplementing, as regards transitional matters, the provisions of this Act . . . F1 and any provision included in an Order in Council by virtue of this subsection may be varied or revoked by a further Order in Council.

(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F2

(4)The provisions of section 4 of this Act shall not come into force until such day as the Secretary of State may by order (to be made by statutory instrument) appoint, and a different day may be appointed for Scotland from the day appointed for England and Wales.

(5)Any statutory instrument containing an Order in Council or order under this section shall be laid before Parliament after being made.

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F2S. 7(3) repealed without prejudice to any order in Council made before 18.4.1973, by Administration of Justice Act 1973 (c. 15), ss. 19(1), 20(6), Sch. 5 Pt. I

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C1Power of appointment conferred by s. 7(1) partly exercised: S.I. 1968/2035, 1969/376, 1969/1373, 1971/412

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