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Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020 (Commencement No. 3, Saving and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2021.

(2) With the exception of those provisions mentioned in paragraph (3), these Regulations come into force on 1 February 2021.

(3) Regulations 2 and 3 and the schedule come into force on 1 June 2021.

(4) In these Regulations—

(a)unless otherwise stated, a reference to a numbered provision is to the provision so numbered in the Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020,

(b)“the 2004 Act” means the Civil Partnership Act 2004(1).