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(1)In this section “the temporary provisions” means—
(a)Article 40A of the Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997;
(b)Article 71A of the Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998;
(c)section 44(5) to (7);
(d)section 45; and
(2)The temporary provisions shall, subject to subsection (3), expire on the third anniversary of the commencement date.
(3)The Secretary of State may by order provide that all or any of the temporary provisions which are for the time being in force (including any in force by virtue of an order under this section) shall continue in force for a period not exceeding three years from the coming into operation of the order.
(4)In deciding whether and, if so, how to exercise his powers under subsection (3), the Secretary of State shall—
(a)have regard to the progress that has been made towards securing that membership of the police and the police support staff is representative of the community in Northern Ireland; and
(b)consult the Board and take into account any recommendations made to him by the Board.
(5)In this section “the commencement date” means the day appointed under section 79 for the coming into force of this section.
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