(1) This Act applies to a sentence imposed after the commencement of this section, irrespective of when the offence was committed.
(2) Where, immediately before the commencement of this section, an order under the Criminal Law (Conditional Release of Offenders) Act 1971 or a sentence was in force in respect of a person, the person continues to be subject to the requirements of the order or sentence in all respects as if this Act has not commenced but the order or sentence may be cancelled or varied and any failure to comply with it may be dealt with under this Act (whether or not, in the case of an order, the order is still in force) as if it were made or imposed after the commencement of this section.
(3) Where, immediately before the commencement of this section, a declaration under section 397 or a direction under section 401 of the Criminal Code detaining a person at the Administrator's pleasure was in force, the person continues to be subject to the requirements of the declaration or direction in all respects, and the declaration or direction shall be subject to, and the person may be dealt with under, the Criminal Code or section 8A of the Criminal Law (Conditional Release of Offenders) Act 1971 as in force before that commencement, as if this Act had not commenced.
(4) The Regulations may contain provisions of a savings or transitional nature consequent on the commencement of the various provisions of this Act.
(5) For the purposes of this section, an order made or imposed by an appellate court after the commencement of this section on setting aside an order made or a sentence imposed before that commencement shall be taken to have been made or imposed at the time the original order was made or the sentence imposed.