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3.—(1) The adjudicators and the Immigration Appeal Tribunal for the purposes of the Act are to be treated as the adjudicators and the Immigration Appeal Tribunal for the purposes of the previous Immigration Acts.
(a)references (however expressed) to the Act in the appeals provisions, or in any enactment as amended by those provisions, are to be construed as including a reference to the previous Immigration Acts;
(b)references (however expressed) in any Act or in any subordinate legislation (within the meaning of section 21(1) of the Interpretation Act 1978(1)) to adjudicators or the Immigration Appeal Tribunal for the purposes of any of the previous Immigration Acts are to be construed as including references to the adjudicators (other than Asylum Support Adjudicators) or (as the case may be) the Immigration Appeal Tribunal for the purposes of the Act; and
(c)the designation of an adjudicator as a special adjudicator under (and for the purposes of) any provision of the previous Immigration Acts shall continue notwithstanding the commencement of the appeals provisions.
(3) For the purposes of this article:
“the appeals provisions” means sections 56 and 57 of the Act; Schedules 2 and 3 to the Act; paragraph 5 of Schedule 4 to the Act; and paragraphs 71, 72, 91 and 98 of Schedule 14 to the Act; and
(4) This article is without prejudice to the operation of the Interpretation Act 1978.
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