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(1)The following provisions of this Act shall come into force on the day on which this Act is passed—
(a)sections 3 to 8 and Schedule 1,
(b)section 19 so far as relating to the approval of publication schemes,
(c)section 20 so far as relating to the approval and preparation by the Commissioner of model publication schemes,
(d)section 47(2) to (6),
(h)sections 78 to 85 and this section,
(i)paragraphs 2 and 17 to 22 of Schedule 2 (and section 18(4) so far as relating to those paragraphs),
(j)paragraph 4 of Schedule 5 (and section 67 so far as relating to that paragraph),
(k)paragraph 8 of Schedule 6 (and section 73 so far as relating to that paragraph),
(l)Part I of Schedule 8 (and section 86 so far as relating to that Part), and
(m)so much of any other provision of this Act as confers power to make any order, regulations or code of practice.
(2)The following provisions of this Act shall come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed—
(b)section 76 and Schedule 7,
(c)paragraphs 1(1), 3(1), 4, 6, 7, 8(2), 9(2), 10(a), 13(1) and (2), 14(a) and 15(1) and (2) of Schedule 2 (and section 18(4) so far as relating to those provisions), and
(d)Part II of Schedule 8 (and section 86 so far as relating to that Part).
(3)Except as provided by subsections (1) and (2), this Act shall come into force at the end of the period of five years beginning with the day on which this Act is passed or on such day before the end of that period as the [F1Secretary of State] may by order appoint; and different days may be appointed for different purposes.
(4)An order under subsection (3) may contain such transitional provisions and savings (including provisions capable of having effect after the end of the period referred to in that subsection) as the [F1Secretary of State] considers appropriate.
(5)During the twelve months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed, and during each subsequent complete period of twelve months in the period beginning with that day and ending with the first day on which all the provisions of this Act are fully in force, the [F1Secretary of State] shall—
(a)prepare a report on his proposals for bringing fully into force those provisions of this Act which are not yet fully in force, and
(b)lay a copy of the report before each House of Parliament.
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