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(1)If it appears to the Secretary of State that it will not be possible to lay a report under section 73 in relation to a pilot area before the end of three years beginning with the day this Act is passed, the Secretary of State must lay before Parliament an interim report in relation to that pilot area before the end of that period.
(2)The interim report must contain—
(a)a description of the scheme and of the respects in which the provision made or to be made by it differs from that made by the schemes in other pilot areas,
(b)a copy of the order made by the Secretary of State under section 72; and
(c)a description of the respects in which the relevant enactments and guidance applying in that area differ from that applying—
(i)in other pilot areas, and
(ii)in areas not designated as pilot areas.
(3)If the scheme has not been implemented, the interim report must contain a description of the progress made towards its implementation.
(4)Otherwise, the interim report must contain—
(a)a description of the scheme's operation, and
(b)an assessment of the progress made towards achieving the scheme's objectives, if such an assessment can reasonably be made.
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