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3. The following provisions of the Defamation Act 1996 shall come into force on 6th January 2010:
(a)sections 2, 3 (apart from subsection (9)) and 4 (offer to make amends);
(b)section 7 (meaning of statement);
(c)sections 8 to 11 (summary disposal of claims); and
(d)so far as they are not already in force, section 17(1) (interpretation), section 16 and Schedule 2 (repeals).
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