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44Transitory, transitional and saving provisionsE+W+S+N.I.

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(1)Section 15 applies whether the original inquiry was caused to be held before or after the commencement of that section.

(2)For the purposes of that section, an inquiry appointed otherwise than under this Act includes a tribunal of inquiry appointed in pursuance of resolutions of both Houses of Parliament under section 1 of the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act 1921 (c. 7).

(3)In relation to an offence committed before the commencement of section 281(5) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), the reference in section 35(8)(a) above to 51 weeks is to be read as a reference to six months.

(4)This Act does not affect—

(a)any power of Her Majesty to establish a Royal Commission, or

(b)except as provided by section 15 or by sections 46 to 49 (and Schedules 1 to 3), any power of a Minister or other person (whether under a statutory provision or otherwise) to cause an inquiry to be held otherwise than under this Act.

(5)The repeal by this Act of any statutory provision under which an inquiry has been caused to be held does not affect any power or duty conferred or imposed in respect of the inquiry, and accordingly—

(a)the inquiry may continue,

(b)any report may be submitted and published, and

(c)any proceedings arising out of the inquiry may be taken or continued,

as if the enactment had not been repealed.

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