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(1)This Act may be cited as the Environment Act 1995.
(2)Part III of this Act, except for section 78, paragraph 7(2) of Schedule 7 and Schedule 10, shall come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.
(3)Except as provided in subsection (2) above and except for this section, section 74 above and paragraphs 76(8)(a) and 135 of Schedule 22 to this Act (which come into force on the passing of this Act) and the repeal of sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 22 of Schedule 10 to this Act (which comes into force in accordance with sub-paragraph (7) of that paragraph) this Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may specify by order made by statutory instrument; and different days may be so specified for different provisions or for different purposes of the same provision.
(4)Without prejudice to the M1provisions of Schedule 23 to this Act, an order under subsection (3) above may make such transitional provisions and savings as appear to the M2Secretary of State necessary or expedient in connection with any provision brought into force by the M3order.
(5)The power conferred by subsection (4) above includes power to modify any enactment contained in this or any other Act.
(6)An Order in Council under paragraph 1(1)(b) of Schedule 1 to the M4Northern Ireland Act 1974 (legislation for Northern Ireland in the M5interim period) which states that it is made only for purposes corresponding to those of section 98 of this Act—
(a)shall not be subject to paragraph 1(4) and (5) of that Schedule (affirmative resolution of both Houses of Parliament); but
(b)shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
(7)Except for this section and any amendment or repeal by this Act of any provision contained in—
(a)the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967,
(b)the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967,
(c)the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975, or
(d)the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975,
this Act shall not extend to Northern Ireland.
(8)Part III of this Act, and Schedule 24 to this Act so far as relating to that Part, extends to England and Wales only.
(9)Section 106 of, and Schedule 16 to, this Act extend to Scotland only.
(10)Subject to the foregoing provisions of this section and to any express provision made by this Act to the contrary, any amendment, repeal or revocation made by this Act shall have the same extent as the enactment or instrument to which it relates.
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