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(1)The transitional provisions and savings set out in Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect.
(2)Part I and section 59 of this Act shall not apply—
(a)in relation to any proceedings for, or in respect of, an offence if the person accused (or, as the case may be, convicted) of that offence was charged with the offence (whether by the laying of an information or otherwise) before the date on which this Act comes into force, or
(b)in relation to any proceedings not within paragraph (a) above instituted before that date,
and references in this subsection to proceedings include a reference to any order made by a court in the proceedings.
(3)Accordingly (and without prejudice to section 16 of the Interpretation M1 Act 1978), the relevant enactments and any instrument made under any of those enactments shall continue to apply in relation to any proceedings within subsection (2)(a) or (b) above (and, in particular, in relation to any confiscation order, within the meaning of the Drug M2 Trafficking Offences Act 1986, made in any such proceedings) as if this Act had not been passed.
(4)In subsection (3) above “the relevant enactments” are—
(a)the enactments reproduced in Part I and section 59 of this Act,
(b)any other enactment reproduced by this Act, so far as applicable in relation to any of the enactments reproduced in that Part or that section, and
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but do not include any enactment which, immediately before the date on which this Act comes into force, had not come into force.
(5)Subsection (2) above is without prejudice to section 4(7), 7(4), 26(3) or 29(7) of this Act.
(6)Nothing in section 19(3) or (4) of this Act shall apply to any proceedings—
(a)for an offence committed before the commencement of this Act; or
(b)for one or more offences, any one of which was so committed.
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