GENERAL RULES OF CONSTRUCTION
Coming into operation of enactments
5. [(1) Where any Act of Parliament is not expressed to come into operation on any particular day, then it shall come into operation,(a) in the case of an Act of Parliament to which this Act was applicable before the 26th day of March, 1971, on the date on which it receives the assent; and
(b) in the case of any other Act of Parliament, the day on which the assent is first published in the official Gazette;]
(2) [Omitted by the Central Laws Order, 1961, Article 2 and Schedule.]
(3) Unless the contrary is expressed, [an Act of Parliament] or Regulation shall be construed as coming into operation immediately on the expiration of the day preceding its commencement.
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