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Digital Economy Act 2010

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Section 44: Power to make consequential provision etc.

214.This section gives the Secretary of State the power to make incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision in connection with the amendments to various enactments made by the Act. Certain necessary consequential amendments have already been identified and are included in the Act. This power allows any further amendments to be made, where necessary, in order to give proper effect to the provisions made by the Act.

Section 45: Repeals

215.This section introduces Schedule 2 which contains repeals of provisions of the Public Lending Right Act 1979 (c.10), Video Recordings Act 1984 (c.39), Broadcasting Act 1990 (c.42) and Communications Act 2003 (c.21).

Section 46: Extent

216.This section provides that the Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Subsections (2) and (3) provide that any amendments made by this Act to the Acts listed in subsection (2) may be extended to any of the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man under relevant extending powers in those Acts. Subsection (4) permits amendments made by this Act to Part 1 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be extended to any British overseas territory under section 157(2) of that Act.

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