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(1)Section 17 comes into force on the day on which this Act is passed.
(2)The other preceding provisions of this Act shall come into force in accordance with provision made by the Secretary of State by order.
(a)may make provision generally or only for specified purposes,
(b)may make different provision for different purposes, and
(c)may include incidental, consequential or transitional provision.
(4)In particular, transitional provision—
(a)in the case of an order commencing section 16, may permit the adding of a condition to leave given before the passing of this Act;
(b)in the case of an order commencing section 25, may permit an order to be made in proceedings instituted before the passing of this Act;
(c)in the case of an order commencing section 26, may permit an order or regulations to have effect in relation to property which came into the possession of an immigration officer or the Secretary of State before the passing of this Act;
(d)in the case of an order commencing section 32—
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(ii)may modify the application of the section in relation to those persons so as to disapply, or apply only to a specified extent, Condition 2.
(5)An order shall be made by statutory instrument.
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