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Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1976

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10Interpretation, transitional, citation, commencement and extent

(1)Any reference in this Act to any other enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended by or under any other enactment including this Act.

(2)Any inquiry instituted under the Fatal Accidents Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1895 or the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1906 or section 25(2) of the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1952 and continuing at the commencement of this Act may be continued under that Act as if this Act had not been passed.

(3)Where, before the date appointed under subsection (5) below, a death has occurred in respect of which an inquiry is required to be held under the said Act of 1895 or the said section 25(2) hut that inquiry has not been instituted before that ¢ appointed date, an inquiry shall take place, but shall be held under this Act as if the death was one in respect of which application is required to be made under section 1(1) of this Act.

(4)This Act may be cited as the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1976.

(5)This Act, except this section, shall come into force on such date as the Lord Advocate may by order made by statutory instrument appoint. .(6) This Act, other than subsections (4) and (5) of section 4 and section 9 of this Act, extends to Scotland only.

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