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(1)Schedule 4 contains minor and consequential amendments.
(2)Schedule 5 contains repeals and revocations.
(3)The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument make supplementary, incidental, consequential, transitional or saving provision for the purposes of, in consequence of, or for giving full effect to, any provision of Part 1.
(4)An order under subsection (3) may, in particular—
(a)provide for a provision of Part 1 which comes into force before another provision of Part 1 or of the Electoral Administration Act 2006 (c. 22) has come into force to have effect, until the other provision has come into force, with specified modifications;
(b)amend, repeal or revoke any enactment passed or made on or before the last day of the session in which this Act is passed.
(5)“Enactment” includes any provision of Northern Ireland legislation or subordinate legislation (within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30)) and any provision of Part 1 of Schedule 4.
(6)No order is to be made under subsection (3) unless a draft of the instrument containing the order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.
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