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(1)This Act may be cited as the Administration of Justice Act 1977.
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(3)Any reference in this Act to any enactment is a reference to it as amended or applied by or under any other enactment, including this Act.
(4)The enactments specified in Schedule 5 to this Act (which include enactments which were obsolete or unnecessary before the passing of this Act) shall be repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.
(5)The following provisions of this Act shall come into force at the expiration of a period of one month beginning with the date on which it is passed:—
sections 1 and 2;
sections 4 to 13;
sections 24 to 26;
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(6)The provisions of this Act, except section 31 above, this section and the sections mentioned in subsection (5) above, shall come into force on such day as the Lord Chancellor may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.
(7)An order under subsection (6) above—
(a)may appoint different days for different provisions and for different purposes; and
(b)may make savings from the effect of any provision which it brings into force.
(8)The following provisions of this Act extend to England and Wales only, namely—
section 1(1) and Part I of Schedule 1;
section 2(1) and Part I of Schedule 2;
sections 9 to 22;
section 23 and Schedule 4;
sections 24 to 28;
subsections (4) and (5) above so far as they relate to any enactment which extends to England and Wales only;
paragraphs 1, 3 and 10 of Schedule 3.
(9)The following provisions of this Act extend to Scotland only, namely—
section 1(2) and Part II of Schedule 1;
section 2(2), and in Schedule 2, Part II and paragraph 11;
subsections (4) and (5) above so far as they relate to any enactment which extends to Scotland only.
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(12)Subsection (4) above, so far as it relates to any of the court-martial enactments, extends to any territory to which that enactment extends.
(13)In subsection (12) above “the court-martial enactments” means—
section 102 of the M1Army Act 1955;
section 102 of the M2Air Force Act 1955; and
section 60 of the M3Naval Discipline Act 1957.
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