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Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 41: Commencement

61.This section provides for the commencement of the Act. While most of the Act will come into force on a day specified by the Scottish Ministers by regulations, there are certain sections which came into force on the day after Royal Assent. These sections are 1, 2, 13(1), 14(1) to (6), 15, 17, 37, 39, 40 and 42. Supporting provisions – that is, provisions on interpretation, regulations, ancillary provisions, short title and the like - are routinely brought into force on that day. However, the other sections mentioned came into force on the day after Royal Assent in order that the national strategy, performance framework and guidance could be in place to align with the planned arrangements for the preparation of the first round of community justice outcomes improvement plans.

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