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(1)In this Act—
“” means the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority;
“Council” means the Gas and Electricity Consumer Council;
“electricity licence” means a licence under section 6 of the 1989 Act;
“gas licence” means a licence under section 7 or 7A of the 1986 Act;
“the 1986 Act” means the M1Gas Act 1986;
“the 1989 Act” means the M2Electricity Act 1989.
(2)Expressions used in this Act, as regards matters relating to gas, which are defined in section 48 or 66 of the 1986 Act or used in Part I of that Act have, unless the context otherwise requires, the same meaning as in that Part of that Act.
(3)Expressions used in this Act, as regards matters relating to electricity, which are defined in section 64 or 111 of the 1989 Act or used in Part I of that Act have, unless the context otherwise requires, the same meaning as in that Part of that Act.
(4)Section 46 of the 1986 Act (service of notices, etc.) shall apply to any document authorised or required by virtue of any provision of this Act to be served on or given to any person as if it were authorised or required to be served or given by virtue of that Act.
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There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament—
(a)any expenditure incurred by the Authority by virtue of this Act;
(b)any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State by virtue of this Act;
(c)any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other Act.
Schedule 6 (minor and consequential amendments), Schedule 7 (transitional provisions and savings) and Schedule 8 (repeals) have effect.
(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations make such transitional and consequential provisions and such savings as he considers necessary or expedient in preparation for, or in connection with, or in consequence of—
(a)the coming into force of any provision of this Act; or
(b)the operation of any enactment repealed or amended by a provision of this Act during any period when the repeal or amendment is not wholly in force.
(2)Such regulations may make modifications of any enactment contained in any Act or subordinate legislation (including an enactment contained in this Act or in any Act passed or subordinate legislation made in the same Session as this Act).
(3)The power of the Secretary of State to make regulations under this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
(1)This Act may be cited as the Utilities Act 2000.
(2)This Act (apart from this section and section 68) shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint; and different days may be appointed for different purposes.
(3)An order under subsection (2) may contain transitional provisions and savings relating to the provisions being brought into force by the order.
(4)Any amendment or repeal made by this Act has the same extent as the enactment being amended or repealed.
(5)Subject to subsection (4), this Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.
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