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Petroleum Act 1998

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1(1)The repeal (or revocation) and re-enactment of provisions in this Act does not affect the continuity of the law.

(2)Any subordinate legislation made or other thing done, or having effect as if made or done, under or for the purposes of any provision repealed, or revoked, and re-enacted by this Act shall, if in force or effective immediately before the commencement of the corresponding provision of this Act, have effect thereafter as if made or done under or for the purposes of that corresponding provision.

(3)Any reference (express or implied) in this Act or any other enactment or in any instrument or document—

(a)to any provision of this Act, or

(b)to things done or falling to be done under or for the purposes of any provision of this Act,

shall (so far as the context permits) be construed as including, in relation to times, circumstances or purposes in relation to which the corresponding provision repealed, or revoked, by this Act had effect, a reference—

(i)to that corresponding provision, or

(ii)to things done or falling to be done under or for the purposes of that corresponding provision,

as the case may be.

(4)Any reference (express or implied) in any enactment or in any instrument or document—

(a)to any provision repealed, or revoked, and re-enacted by this Act, or

(b)to things done or falling to be done under or for the purposes of any such provision,

shall (so far as the context permits) be construed as including, in relation to times, circumstances or purposes in relation to which the corresponding provision of this Act has effect, a reference—

(i)to that corresponding provision, or

(ii)to things done or falling to be done under or for the purposes of that corresponding provision,

as the case may be.

(5)Without prejudice to the generality of sub-paragraph (4), where a power conferred by an Act is expressed to be exercisable in relation to enactments contained in Acts passed before or in the same Session as the Act conferring the power, the power is also exercisable in relation to provisions of this Act which reproduce such enactments.

(6)Sub-paragraphs (1) to (5) have effect instead of section 17(2) of the [1978 c. 30.] Interpretation Act 1978 (but are without prejudice to any other provision of that Act).

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