Section 303 – Power to make consequential provision
1552.This section enables the Secretary of State to make an order making changes to other legislation as a consequence of the changes made by the Act, in addition to those consequential changes which are made by the Act itself. If these include amendments to other primary legislation, the order will be subject to the affirmative procedure. The amendments can be made to other legislation, including in some cases legislation made by the devolved authorities (subsection (6)).
1553.An order under this section may include transitional, transitory or saving provision in connection with the commencement of the consequential change (subsection (2)(b)), and this can include modifying the effect of the change, pending the coming into force of other consequential changes or other legislation, including a provision of this Act (subsection (3)).