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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Quality and Safety) Regulations 2007.
(2) Except as provided by paragraph (3), these Regulations shall come into force on 5 July 2007 (“the main commencement date”).
(3) These Regulations shall come into force on the day after the day on which they are made (“the initial commencement date”) so far as necessary to enable anything (including the fixing of fees) to be done for the purposes of granting, varying, suspending or revoking licences in respect of activities required by virtue of these Regulations to be authorised by a licence under the 1990 Act on the main commencement date.
(4) In these Regulations—
“the 1990 Act” means the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990(1),
and other words and expressions have the same meaning as in the 1990 Act as amended by these Regulations.
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