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Prisoners (Control of Release) (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 3 – Commencement

21.Section 3(1) of the 2015 Act provides that the provisions in this section and section 4 of the Act will come into force on the day after Royal Assent. Section 3(2) provides for the rest of the Act to come into force on a day appointed by order. Section 3(4) provides that a commencement order may amend section 1(1A) of the 1993 Act so that the actual date of commencement of section 1 of the 2015 Act is specified in new section 1(1A) of the 1993 Act rather than referring there to the day when section 1 of the 2015 Act comes into force. Section 8 of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 allows for different days to be appointed for different purposes.

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