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Adoption and Children Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 160: Commencement

Section 160 provides that sections 155, 157, 159 and 161 will come into operation on the day after this Act receives Royal Assent. The remainder of the sections will come into operation on a day or days appointed by order made by the Department of Health.

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