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Water Act 2014

Sections 90 to 95: General and final provisions

306.Sections 90 to 95 make general provision for the Act.

307.Section 90 gives the Secretary of State a power to make amendments consequential on the Act. This includes a power to make transitional, transitory or saving provision and a power to repeal and amend legislation, including primary legislation. Where primary legislation is repealed or amended, the affirmative resolution procedure must be followed. Section 91 gives the Secretary of State and the Welsh Ministers a power to make transitional, transitory or saving provisions by order in relation to the coming into force of any provision within the Act. Subsection (5) introduces Schedule 11 which makes further provision about the contents of orders under this section.

308.Section 94 makes provision about commencement. Sections 69 and 90 to 95 and Schedules 11 and 12 come into force on the day on which the Act is passed. Sections 3, 13, 15, 21, 22, 25(3), 26 to 28, 33, 34(1) and (2), 35, 36, 57, 58, 60 to 63, 85 to 89 and paragraphs 8 and 107 of Schedule 7 and Schedules 8 and 10 come into force two months after the Act is passed, so far as specified. Otherwise, the Act is to be brought into force by order made by the appropriate authority. Subsection (5) provides that the appropriate authority is the Secretary of State except where the table in Schedule 12 otherwise provides.

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