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(1)Section 7 and this Part come into force on the day on which this Act is passed.
(2)The reference in subsection (1) to this Part does not include—
(a)paragraph 4 of Schedule 3 (which comes into force in accordance with subsection (9)); and
(b)section 42 and Schedule 4 (which come into force in accordance with subsections (3) and (4)).
(3)In relation to Wales, the provisions specified in subsection (5) come into force on such day as the Welsh Ministers may by order appoint.
(4)Otherwise the provisions of this Act come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint.
(5)The provisions are—
(a)Parts 1 to 4 (except sections 7, 17, 18, 31 and 32);
(b)section 42 and Schedule 4.
(6)An order under this section bringing subsection (2) of section 10 into force in relation to Wales requires the consent of the Secretary of State.
(7)An order under this section bringing section 17 or 18 into force requires the consent of the Welsh Ministers.
(8)Before making an order bringing section 31 or 32 into force, the Secretary of State must consult the Welsh Ministers.
(9)Paragraph 4 of Schedule 3 comes into force on the same day as section 7(1) of the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 (c. 16) comes into force for the purpose of inserting section 17B into the 1989 Act in relation to Wales.
(10)An order under this section may—
(a)appoint different days for different purposes;
(b)include transitional, saving or transitory provision.
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