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(1)The piloting period—
(a)begins on the day on which section 1(1) comes into force; and
(b)ends on the earlier of—
(i)the day on which section 4 comes into force; or
(ii)the end of the period of five years beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.
(2)An order bringing section 1 into force may do so by reference to particular local authorities or local authorities of a particular description.
(3)If the piloting period comes to an end in accordance with subsection (1)(b)(ii), sections 1 to 5 cease to have effect at that time.
(4)If the period of five years beginning with the day on which this Act is passed ends without an order to bring section 1(1) into force having been made by the Secretary of State, sections 1 to 5 cease to have effect in relation to England at that time.
(5)If the period of five years beginning with the day on which this Act is passed ends without an order to bring section 1(1) into force having been made by the Welsh Ministers, sections 1 to 5 cease to have effect in relation to Wales at that time.
(6)No regulations under section 1(8) may be made so as to come into force before the end of the piloting period; and arrangements entered into during the piloting period must not be for a duration which lasts beyond the end of the period mentioned in subsection (1)(b)(ii).
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