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Animal Welfare Act 2006


247.Section 68 sets out the Act’s commencement provisions.

248.Sections 61 (orders and regulations), 67 (extent), 68 (commencement) and 69 (short title) came into force on Royal Assent.

249.Sections 46 to 50 (Scotland) will be brought into force by commencement orders made by the Scottish Ministers.

250.All other provisions will be brought into force by orders made by the Secretary of State or the National Assembly for Wales.

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