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The Pensions Act 1995 (Commencement No. 3) Order 1996

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2.—(1) The day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions specified in Part I of the Schedule to this Order, for the purpose only of authorising the making of orders, is 13th March 1996.

(2) The day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions specified in Part II of the Schedule to this Order—

(a)for the purpose only of authorising the making of regulations, is 13th March 1996; and

(b)for all other purposes, is 1st April 1996.

(3) The day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions specified in Part III of the Schedule to this Order, is 6th April 1996.

(4) The day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions specified in Part IV of the Schedule to this Order, is 6th April 1996.

(5) The day appointed for the coming into force of—

(a)the provisions specified in Part V of the Schedule to this Order, for the purpose only of authorising the making of regulations, is 6th April 1996;

(b)sections 118 and 125, for the purpose only of authorising the making of regulations relating to those provisions of Part I of the Act specified in Part V of the Schedule to this Order, is 6th April 1996; and

(c)sections 21(3), 68 and 117, for the purpose only of any transitional provision contained in regulations made under sections 16 to 21 (member-nominated trustees and directors), is 6th October 1996.

(6) The day appointed for the coming into force of section 149 (hybrid occupational pension schemes), for the purpose only of authorising the making of regulations, is 1st June 1996.

(7) The day appointed for the coming into force of section 136 (new requirements for contracted-out schemes), insofar as not already in force, is 6th April 1997 and such day is designated as the principal appointed day for the purposes of Part III of the Act.

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