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(1)The Secretary of State may by order provide that one or more of the following shall cease to exist—
(a)the National Lottery Charities Board,
(b)the Millennium Commission, and
(c)the New Opportunities Fund.
(2)An order under subsection (1) may include consequential, incidental or transitional provision (which may include provision amending an enactment, whether by removing a reference to a body, by substituting a reference to the Big Lottery Fund, or otherwise).
(3)An order under subsection (1)—
(a)shall be made by statutory instrument,
(b)if it contains provision amending an enactment, shall not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by each House of Parliament, and
(c)in any other case, shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
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