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(1)This Act comes into force on whatever day or days the Secretary of State appoints by order made by statutory instrument.
(2)An order under subsection (1)—
(a)may make different provision for different purposes or different areas;
(b)may make transitional or saving provision.
(3)An order under subsection (1) bringing into force any provision of section 10 or 11, or Schedule 4, may make such supplementary, incidental or consequential provision as the Secretary of State considers appropriate—
(a)for the general purposes, or any particular purposes, of those sections or that Schedule, or
(b)in consequence of, or for giving full effect to, any provision of those sections or that Schedule.
(4)An order made by virtue of subsection (3) may make provision amending this Act or the 2000 Act.
An order that makes any such provision must not be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing it has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.
(5)Subsection (1) does not apply to—
(a)section 1(1) and (3),
(b)sections 4, 5 and 7, paragraphs 9, 10, 11 and 27 of Schedule 6 and the entry in Schedule 7 relating to Schedule 1 to the 2000 Act,
(c)section 19 and Schedule 5,
(h)section 39 so far as relating to provisions in Schedules 6 and 7 mentioned above, and
(i)sections 40 to 44,
which accordingly come into force on the day on which this Act is passed.
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