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Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997

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53 Short title, commencement and extent.E+W+S

(1)This Act may be cited as the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997.

(2)This Act and the Firearms Acts 1968 to 1992 may be cited together as the Firearms Acts 1968 to 1997.

(3)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 and different areas.

(4)An order under subsection (3) above may contain such transitional provision and savings (whether or not involving the modification of any statutory provision) as appear to the Secretary of State to be necessary or expedient in connection with any provisions brought into force.

(5)This Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.

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P1S. 53(3)(4) power partly exercised (15.3.1997): 17.3.1997 appointed for specified provisions by S.I. 1997/1076, art. 2

S. 53(3)(4) power partly exercised (10.6.1997): different dates appointed for specified provisions by S.I. 1997/1535

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