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Water Act 2014

Section 83: Period of operation

292.Subsection (1) creates a sunset for sections 64 to 81, which is to happen twenty-five years from the day on which the Act is passed. Subsection (2) allows the Secretary of State to make an order bringing forward the date sections 64 to 69 and 70 to 78 are repealed. Subsection (7) gives the Treasury the same power in respect of sections 79 to 81.

293.Subsection (3) allows the Secretary of State, by order, to make such provision as is required as a consequence of repealing sections 64 to 69 (Flood Reinsurance Scheme) or sections 70 to 78 (Flood Insurance Obligation). It also gives the Secretary of State the power to make orders in connection with the revocation of regulations which relate to the FR Scheme. Such orders can be made at any time before those sections are actually repealed. The order-making power can be used to amend or repeal an enactment. Subsection (4) gives details about the contents of orders which may be made, for example, an order dealing with the transfer of property, rights and liabilities including pension liabilities in respect of staff. Subsection (8) gives the Treasury the power to make consequential provision in connection with the repeal of sections 79 to 81.

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