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The Arbitration Act 1996 (Commencement No.1) Order 1996

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Arbitration Act 1996 (Commencement No. 1) Order 1996.

2.  The provisions of the Arbitration Act 1996 (“the Act”) listed in Schedule 1 to this Order shall come into force on the day after this Order is made.

3.  The rest of the Act, except sections 85 to 87, shall come into force on 31st January 1997.

4.  The transitional provisions in Schedule 2 to this Order shall have effect.

John M. Taylor,

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Corporate and Consumer Affairs,

Department of Trade and Industry

16th December 1996

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