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36 Short title, commencement and application to Channel Islands and Isle of Man.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Armed Forces Act 1996.

(2)Subject to subsections (3) and (4) below, this Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint; and different days may be appointed for different purposes.

(3)Sections 1 and 34 shall come into force on the passing of this Act.

(4)The repeal by this Act of section 1 of the M1Armed Forces Act 1991 shall come into force on 1st September 1996.

(5)An order under subsection (2) above may contain such transitional provisions and savings as appear to the Secretary of State to be necessary or expedient in connection with the provisions brought into force by the order.

(6)Section 216 of the M2Army Act 1955, section 214 of the M3Air Force Act 1955 and section 125 of the 1957 Act (application of those Acts to Channel Islands and Isle of Man) shall each apply in relation to the provisions of sections 6 and 11 of this Act as if those provisions were contained in the Army Act 1955, the Air Force Act 1955 or the 1957 Act, as the case may require.

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C1S. 36(2)(5): power partly exercised (25.9.1996): 1.10.1996 appointed day for specified provisions by S.I. 1996/2474, art. 2, Sch. (subject to saving in art. 3)

S. 36(2)(5): power partly exercised (2.12.1997): 1.4.1997 appointed day for specified provisions by S.I. 1997/304, art. 2, Sch. (subject to transitional provisions in art. 3, Sch. 2)

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S. 36(2): power partly exercised: 1.5.2001 appointed for specified provisions by S.I. 2001/1519, art. 2(1) (subject to savings in art. 2(2))

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