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Commencement Orders bringing legislation that affects this Act into force:
Subject to any express provision contained in this Act, the following provisions shall have effect for the general application thereof to Scotland:—
(a)(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F1
(c)for any reference to a court of summary jurisdiction there shall be substituted a reference to the sheriff;
(d)for any reference to a complaint there shall be substituted a reference to an application, and the expression “defendant” means respondent in any such application;
[F4(f)any reference however expressed to accommodation provided under Part III thereof shall be construed as a reference to accommodation provided under F5. . . the M1Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 [F6or section 7 (functions of local authorities) of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984,].]
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