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(1)This Act may be cited as the Football (Offences and Disorder) Act 1999.
(2)This Act is to come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which it is passed.
(3)Nothing in this Act is to apply to offences committed, or orders made, before the day on which it comes into force.
(4)In this Act—
“the 1986 Act” means the M1Public Order Act 1986,
“the 1989 Act” means the M2Football Spectators Act 1989.
(5)This Act extends to England and Wales only.
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