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Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 43 – Short title and commencement

194.This section provides for the short title of the Act. Further, the section allows the Scottish Ministers to bring the provisions of the Act into force by order, except for sections 33, 34, 41 and (insofar as it relates to paragraph 2(2) and (4) of schedule 2) 42 and in schedule 2 paragraphs 2(2) and (4) which will come into force on the day after Royal Assent, and sections 39, 40 and 43 which will come into force on Royal Assent. Different days may be appointed in the order for different provisions.

195.Subsection (3) provides that any order made which appoints a day for the commencement of sections 1 to 10 or schedule 1 (the prohibition and control of smoking provisions) may also specify a time of day .

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