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(1)This Act may be cited as the Police Reform Act 2002.
(2)This Act, except—
(a)the provisions specified in subsection (3) (which come into force on the day on which this Act is passed), and
(b)the provisions to which subsections (4) and (5) apply,
shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint; and different days may be appointed under this subsection for different purposes or different areas.
(3)The provisions coming into force on the day on which this Act is passed are—
(a)section 100, the entries in Schedule 8 relating to the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68), the Housing Act 1988 (c. 50), paragraphs 51 and 59 of Schedule 27 to the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29) and paragraph 74 of Schedule 6 to the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (c. 16) and section 107(2) (so far as relating to those entries); and
(b)sections 105 and 106 and this section.
(4)The provisions of sections 97 and 98, so far as they relate to local government areas in Wales, shall come into force on such day as the National Assembly for Wales may by order made by statutory instrument appoint; and different days may be appointed under this subsection for different purposes or different areas.
(5)Sections 70 and 71, and sections 102 to 104 so far as they amend the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c. 77), shall come into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may by order appoint; and different days may be appointed under this subsection for different purposes or different areas.
(6)Subject to subsections (7) to (9), this Act extends to England and Wales only.
(7)This Act extends to the United Kingdom so far as it makes the following provision—
(a)the provision contained in Part 5;
(b)the provision contained in section 82;
(c)F1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(d)the provision contained in section 103(6);
(e)F2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(8)Section 96 also extends to Northern Ireland.
(9)Subject to subsection (10), this Act, so far as it amends or repeals any enactment (other than one that extends to England and Wales only), has the same extent as the enactment amended or repealed.
(10)The amendments and repeals made by this Act—
(a)in section 96 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27) (traffic wardens),
(b)in sections 103 and 183 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) (driving while disqualified), and
(c)Part 3 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53) (fixed penalties),
do not extend to Scotland.
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