3Transitional and saving provision

(1)Section 1 does not apply to anything done before the day on which that section comes into force.


(a)the rule of law mentioned in section 1(1), and

(b)section 51 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003,

continue to have effect for the purposes of any proceedings ongoing on, or brought on or after, the day section 1 comes into force which relate to an alleged assault on a child committed before that day.

(3)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make such further transitional, transitory or saving provision as they consider necessary or expedient in connection with the coming into force of section 1.

(4)Regulations under subsection (3) are subject to the negative procedure.