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Forced Marriage etc. (Protection and Jurisdiction)(Scotland) Act 2011

Section 19: Short title and commencement

32.Section 19 (which comes into force on the day after Royal Assent) provides that the other sections of the Act come into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may by order appoint. By virtue of section 8 of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, this power may be exercised so as to appoint different days for different purposes for the coming into force of the provisions of the Act.

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