Commencement and retrospective effect

4.—(1) This Act (other than this subsection and section 5) comes into operation on such day as the Department of Finance and Personnel may by order appoint.

(2) Sections 1 and 2 are to be treated for all purposes as having always had effect.

(3) But those sections have no effect in relation to—

(a)a claim which is settled before the date on which subsection (2) comes into operation (whether or not legal proceedings in relation to the claim have been commenced); or

(b)legal proceedings which are determined before that date.