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107CommencementE+W+S+N.I.

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(1)Part 1 (Natural England and the Commission for Rural Communities) comes into force in accordance with provision made by order by the Secretary of State.

(2)Part 2 (nature conservation in the UK) comes into force in accordance with provision made by order by the Secretary of State, after consulting the Scottish Ministers and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland.

(3)In Parts 3 to 5 (wildlife etc., SSSIs, National Parks and the Broads)—

(a)section 59 comes into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed, and

(b)the other provisions come into force in accordance with provision made by order by the Secretary of State.

(4)Part 6 (rights of way) comes into force in accordance with provision made by order by—

(a)the Secretary of State (in relation to England), or

(b)the National Assembly for Wales (in relation to Wales).

(5)Part 7 (inland waterways) comes into force in accordance with provision made by order by the Secretary of State, after consulting the Scottish Ministers.

(6)In Part 8 (flexible administrative arrangements)—

(a)Chapter 1 comes into force in accordance with provision made by order by the Secretary of State,

(b)Chapter 2 comes into force in accordance with provision made by order by the Secretary of State, after consulting the Scottish Ministers and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland, and

(c)Chapter 3 comes into force in accordance with provision made by order by the Secretary of State.

(7)In Part 9 (miscellaneous)—

(a)section 99 (natural beauty in the countryside) comes into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed, and

(b)section 101 (abolition of certain agricultural etc. committees) comes into force in accordance with provision made by order by the Secretary of State, after consulting the Scottish Ministers and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland.

(8)In this Part—

(a)section 105 and Schedules 11 and 12, except so far as relating to an Act of the Scottish Parliament or a provision which extends to Northern Ireland only, comes into force in accordance with provision made by order by the Secretary of State,

(b)section 105 and Schedules 11 and 12, so far as relating to an Act of the Scottish Parliament, comes into force in accordance with provision made by order by the Secretary of State after consulting the Scottish Ministers, and

(c)section 105 and Schedules 11 and 12, so far as relating to a provision which extends to Northern Ireland only, comes into force in accordance with provision made by order by the Secretary of State, after consulting the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland.

(9)The power to make an order under this section is exercisable by statutory instrument.

(10)An order under this section may make different provision for different purposes or different areas.

(11)An order under this section may make such transitional, transitory or saving provision as the person making the order considers expedient.

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