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3(1)If the public gas supplier fails, before the date specified in the Secretary of State’s direction under paragraph 2 above, to make a nomination for the purposes of sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 1 above, the Secretary of State may himself make a nomination for the purposes of that sub-paragraph.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)A scheme under paragraph 2 above shall not take effect unless it is approved by the Secretary of State; and the Secretary of State may if he thinks fit, before approving such a scheme, make such modifications of the scheme as he considers appropriate for the purpose of securing that the scheme makes such provision, and only such provision, as he considers requisite or expedient for the purposes of this Part of this Schedule.
(3)If, in relation to such a scheme—
(a)the public gas supplier fails, before the date specified in the Secretary of State’s direction under paragraph 2 above, to submit the scheme for the approval of the Secretary of State; or
(b)the Secretary of State decides not to approve the scheme that has been submitted to him by the supplier because (even with modifications) it would not make such provision, and only such provision, as he considers requisite or expedient for the purposes of this Part of this Schedule,
the Secretary of State may himself make the scheme.
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