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(1)Schedule 2 (consequential amendments) has effect.
(2)The Lord Chancellor may by order make such supplementary, incidental or consequential provision as the Lord Chancellor considers appropriate for the purposes of section 1 or in consequence of that section.
(3)The Department of Finance and Personnel may by order make such supplementary, incidental or consequential provision as the Department considers appropriate for the purposes of section 2 and Schedule 1 or in consequence of those provisions.
(4)An order under subsection (2)—
(a)may contain such transitional, transitory or saving provision as the Lord Chancellor considers appropriate; and
(b)is to be made by statutory instrument.
(5)An order under subsection (3)—
(a)may contain such transitional, transitory or saving provision as the Department of Finance and Personnel considers appropriate; and
(b)is to be made by statutory rule for the purposes of the Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (S.I. 1979/1573 (N.I.12)).
(6)Any power to make an order under this section may, in particular, be exercised by amending, repealing, revoking or otherwise modifying any provision made by or under an enactment (including any Act passed in the same Session as this Act).
(7)No order is to be made under this section—
(a)by the Lord Chancellor unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament;
(b)by the Department of Finance and Personnel unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Northern Ireland Assembly.
(8)Subsection (7)(a) does not apply to an order which does not amend or repeal any provision of an Act and an order of the Lord Chancellor under this section which does not amend or repeal any provision of an Act is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
(9)Subsection (7)(b) does not apply to an order which does not amend or repeal any provision of an Act or Northern Ireland legislation and an order of the Department of Finance and Personnel under this section which does not amend or repeal any provision of an Act or Northern Ireland legislation is subject to negative resolution (within the meaning of section 41(6) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33 (N.I.))).
(10)In this section “enactment” includes Northern Ireland legislation.
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