1(1)The provisions of this Act shall come into force on such date or dates as the Secretary of State may by order appoint for those provisions or any of them.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)Different dates may be appointed under this paragraph for different purposes of those provisions or for the same purposes in relation to different cases or classes of case; and if that is done, or different dates are appointed for different provisions, then—
(a)an order under this paragraph may contain such incidental or supplemental provisions as appear to the Secretary of State to be necessary or expedient as respects the period, or any part of the period, when any provisions of this Act are to have a partial operation only and, in particular, may contain provisions modifying and supplementing, in relation to the period to which the order is to apply, any provisions of this Act or of any Act amended thereby; and
(b)any provision made in pursuance of paragraph (a) above may be varied or revoked by a subsequent order of the Secretary of State.
(3)The power to make an order under this paragraph shall be exercisable by statutory instrument; and any statutory instrument containing any such order shall be laid before Parliament after being made.
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