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(1)This Act may be cited as the Sexual Offences Act 1985.
(2)In section 2(1) of the Indecency with Children Act 1960, for the words from " or of" onwards there shall be substituted
“shall be seven years.”.
(3)The enactments mentioned in the Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.
(4)This Act shall come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which it is passed.
(5)Nothing in this Act shall apply in relation to any offence committed or act done before this Act comes into force.
(6)In relation to anything done in any area at a time when section 3 of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (conduct of criminal proceedings by Director of Public Prosecutions) is not in force there, section 1(1) above shall have effect as if all the words after " persistently " were omitted.
(7)This Act extends to England and Wales only.
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