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Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 138 – Commencement

268.This section makes provision for all of this Part, with the exception of section 132 and section 134(2), to come into force on the day after Royal Assent. The other provisions of the Act come into force on days appointed by order by the Scottish Ministers. Such orders may contain transitional, transitory or saving provision which may be required (for example the saving of existing subordinate legislation made under enabling powers being repealed and restated in the Act). Section 8(2) of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 allows Ministers to appoint different days for different purposes.

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