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(1)In this Chapter—
“scheme year” means a year beginning with 17th July in any of 2004 to 2019;
“target year” means a scheme year ending with 16th July in 2010, 2013 or 2020.
(2)The Secretary of State may by regulations amend subsection (1) for the purpose of—
(a)providing for a different day to be the first day of a scheme year;
(b)adding or omitting one or more scheme years;
(c)providing for a scheme year to be a period shorter or longer than a year;
(d)changing the target years or any of them;
(e)adding or omitting one or more target years.
(3)Before making regulations under subsection (2), the Secretary of State shall consult the Scottish Ministers, the National Assembly for Wales and the Department of the Environment.
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