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(1)This Act may be cited as the British Overseas Territories Act 2002.
(2)The following provisions of this Act are to come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint—
(a)sections 3 to 5 and Schedule 1,
(b)section 6, and
(c)section 7 and Schedule 2, so far as relating to the British Nationality (Falkland Islands) Act 1983 (c. 6).
(3)An order under subsection (2) may—
(a)appoint different days for different purposes, and
(b)include such transitional provision as the Secretary of State considers expedient.
(4)This Act extends to—
(a)the United Kingdom,
(b)the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, and
(c)the British overseas territories.
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