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Apologies (Scotland) Act 2016

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Section 5 – Commencement

18.Section 5 provides that it and section 6 come into force on the day after Royal Assent. The Scottish Ministers may make commencement regulations bringing the remaining provisions of the Act into force on a day or days they specify in the regulations. Commencement regulations may include transitional, transitory or saving provision and may appoint different days for different purposes.

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