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(1)The following provisions shall come into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed—
(a)sections 41(2) and (3), 44, 45, 54, 55, 59, 61(1)(b) and (2) to (6) and 62,
(b)paragraphs 1 to 4, 10, 11 and 14 of Schedule 5, and section 40 so far as relating thereto,
(c)paragraphs 2(1) and (3), 3 and 4 of Schedule 7, and section 63 so far as relating thereto, and
(d)Schedule 8, so far as relating to—
(i)section 3(5) of the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) Act 1979 (c. 41),
(ii)section 140(1A) of the Contributions and Benefits Act,
(iii)sections 71(5), 71ZA(2), 134(8)(a) and 168(3)(d) of the Administration Act,
(iv)section 69(5) of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992,
(v)Schedule 13 to the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39),
(vi)section 38(7)(a) of, and paragraph 81(2) of Schedule 7 to, the Social Security Act 1998 (c. 14), and
(vii)paragraph 65 of Schedule 24 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33),
and section 67 so far as relating thereto.
(2)The remaining provisions of this Act, except—
(b)sections 64, 65, 66, 68, 69 and 71, and
(c)paragraph 8 of Schedule 5, and section 40 so far as relating thereto,
shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint, and different days may be so appointed for different purposes.
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