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Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Act 2020

Section 12 – Commencement

28.Subsection (1) of section 12 provides that Parts 3 and 4 of the Act come into force on the day after Royal Assent. Subsection (2) provides that the rest of the Act comes into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may by regulations appoint. Subsection (3) provides that regulations under this section may include transitional, transitory or saving provision and may make different provision for different purposes and that regulations under this section may appoint different days for different purposes.

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