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Legislation (Wales) Act 2019

Section 31 – Orders and regulations bringing Assembly Acts into force

159.Where an Assembly Act provides for any of its provisions to be brought into force on a day appointed by order, it nearly always provides that an order may appoint different days for different purposes. Section 31 sets out this proposition generally, meaning that this provision will not need to be included on an Act-by-Act basis. This will help to shorten future Assembly Acts.

160.Section 31 has effect except to the extent that express provision is made to the contrary or the context requires otherwise. It has no equivalent in the 1978 Act.

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