Effect of substituted or amended codes of practice
(1) If a code of practice specified in a Schedule to this Ordinance is substituted or amended, the substituted code or the code as amended applies for the purposes of this Ordinance only when-
(a) the Legislative Council has passed a resolution declaring that the substituted code or the code as amended is to apply for those purposes;
(b) the reference to the code in the Schedule is amended in accordance with subsection (2); and
(c) that amendment has taken effect.
(2) If the Legislative Council has passed a resolution declaring that a substituted code or a code as amended is to apply for the purposes of this Ordinance, the Secretary for Security may, by order published in the Gazette, amend the relevant Schedule by substituting the reference to the substituted or amended code for the reference to the code then specified in that Schedule.
(3) Such an amendment takes effect on the date on which the order is published in the Gazette or on such later date as may be specified in the order.