2.—(1) The following provisions of this Order come into force on 4th April 2011:—
(a)articles 1, 2 and 3 (in so far as article 3 relates to the other provisions coming into force on that day); and
(b)the provisions of this Order specified in column 1 of Schedule 1 and described by reference to the subject matter in column 2 of that Schedule but, where a particular purpose is specified in relation to any provision in column 3 of that Schedule, that provision shall come into force on that day for that purpose only.
(2) All the provisions of this Order, in so far as not already in force on 2nd April 2012, come into force on that date.
(3) This article is subject to article 32 (transitional and savings provisions) and Schedule 5.
(4) Where a provision of this Order requires consultation to take place and, before that provision comes into force, consultation takes place which would have satisfied the requirements to any extent had the provision been in force, the requirement is to be taken to have been satisfied to that extent.