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(1)This Act may be cited as the Northern Ireland Act 2009.
(2)An amendment or repeal contained in this Act has the same extent as the enactment or instrument or relevant part of the enactment or instrument to which the amendment or repeal relates.
(3)The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument make supplementary, incidental or consequential provision for the purposes of, in consequence of or for giving full effect to any provision of this Act.
(4)An order under subsection (3) may contain—
(a)provision amending any Act or Northern Ireland legislation or any instrument made under an Act or Northern Ireland legislation;
(b)transitory and transitional provision and savings.
(5)A statutory instrument containing an order under subsection (3) may not be made unless a draft of it has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.
(6)Subject to subsection (7), this Act comes into force on the day it is passed.
(7)The following provisions come into force on the day appointed by the Secretary of State by order made by statutory instrument—
(a)section 2 and the Schedules mentioned in that section;
and different days may be appointed for different purposes.
(8)The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument make transitory or transitional provision or savings in connection with the coming into force of any provision of this Act.
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