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(1)In section 1 of the Prevention of Crime Act 1953, in subsection (1)(b), for “two” there is substituted “four”.
(2)In section 47 of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (prohibition of the carrying of offensive weapons), in subsection (1)(b), for “two” there is substituted “ four ”.
(3)In Article 22 of the M1Public Order (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 (carrying of offensive weapon in public place), in paragraph (3)(b), for “2” there is substituted “ 4 ”.
(4)Subsections (1) to (3) above do not apply to offences committed before this Act comes into force.