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MiscellaneousE+W+N.I.

54Devolution: alignmentE+W

(1)The Secretary of State may, by order, make such provision (including provision amending any enactment contained in or made under any Act, including this Act) as he thinks necessary or expedient in consequence of or having regard to any relevant Scottish legislation or relevant Northern Ireland legislation.

(2)An order may—

F1(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)confer power to make subordinate legislation (within the meaning given by the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30)).

(3)Relevant Scottish legislation is any provision made by or under an Act of the Scottish Parliament which the Secretary of State thinks—

(a)corresponds to provision made by or under this Act,

F2(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . or

(c)affects the operation of any provision made by or under this Act.

(4)Relevant Northern Ireland legislation is any provision of such legislation which the Secretary of State thinks—

(a)corresponds to provision made by or under this Act

F3(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . or

(c)affects the operation of any provision made by or under this Act.

F4(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F1S. 54(2)(a) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 67(2), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F2S. 54(3)(b) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 67(3), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F3S. 54(4)(b) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 67(4), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F4S. 54(5) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 67(5), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

Commencement Information

I1S. 54(1)(2) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(m)

I2S. 54(1)(2) in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I3S. 54(3)-(5) in force at 12.10.2009 by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.