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(1)This Act may be cited as the Sex Offenders Act 1997.
(2)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 for different areas.
(3)Nothing in section 7 or 8 above applies to any act done before the commencement of that section.
[F1(3A)The Secretary of State may by order make any modifications of section 5A above which he considers necessary or expedient for the purpose of enabling courts in Northern Ireland to exercise the powers conferred by that section.
The power to make an order under this subsection is exercisable by statutory instrument, which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.]
(4)This Act, except section 8 above, extends to England and Wales and Northern Ireland.
(5)Part I of this Act, section 8 above and this section extend to Scotland.
[F2(6)Any power to make regulations or an order under this Act may be exercised so as to make different provision for different purposes.]
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