Wages orders in force on commencement date

3.—(1) The following provisions of this paragraph shall apply to any order in force on the commencement date under Article 10 of the 1982 Order (“an existing order”).

(2) An existing order shall, subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, continue in force until whichever is the later of the following times, namely—

(a)the end of the period of six months beginning with the commencement date, and

(b)the end of the period of twelve months beginning with the date of the coming into force of the existing order, and shall so continue in force notwithstanding the repeal of the 1982 Order by this Order.

(3) If, before the later of those times, there comes into force an order made under Article 15 by the wages council that made the existing order, the existing order shall cease to have effect at that time.

(4) The Department may by order subject to negative resolution—

(a)provide for all or any of the provisions of any existing order to cease to have effect;

(b)restrict the operation of all or any of the provisions of any such order by reference to any matters or circumstances whatever.

(5) Nothing in any existing order shall apply to workers under the age of 21.