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Digital Economy Act 2017

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PART 7General

117Financial provisions

The following are to be paid out of money provided by Parliament—

(a)any expenditure incurred under or by virtue of this Act by a Minister of the Crown, a person holding office under Her Majesty or a government department, and

(b)any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of money so provided.

118Commencement

(1)The following come into force on the day on which this Act is passed—

(a)section 88;

(b)section 112;

(c)sections 115 and 116;

(d)sections 117, 119 and 120;

(e)this section.

(2)The following come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed—

(a)section 1;

(b)section 2;

(c)section 3;

(d)section 7;

(e)sections 9 to 13;

(f)sections 82 to 86;

(g)section 90;

(h)sections 91 and 96;

(i)section 97;

(j)section 103;

(k)section 107;

(l)section 113 and Schedule 9.

(3)Section 89 comes into force on 1 June 2020.

(4)Part 5, except—

(a)Chapter 1, so far as that Chapter relates to the disclosure of information to or by a water or sewerage undertaker for an area which is wholly or mainly in Wales,

(b)Chapter 2, and

(c)Chapters 5 and 6, so far as those Chapters relate to the disclosure of information by the Welsh Revenue Authority,

comes into force on whatever day the Secretary of State or the Minister for the Cabinet Office appoints by regulations made by statutory instrument.

(5)The provisions mentioned in subsection (4)(a) and (c) come into force on whatever day the Welsh Ministers appoint by regulations made by statutory instrument.

(6)The other provisions of this Act come into force on whatever day the Secretary of State appoints by regulations made by statutory instrument.

(7)Different days may be appointed for different purposes or different areas.

(8)The appropriate authority may by regulations made by statutory instrument make transitional, transitory or saving provision in connection with the coming into force of any provision of this Act.

(9)Subsection (8) does not apply to section 4 or Schedule 1 (for which see section 5).

(10)The appropriate authority, subject to subsection (11), is the Secretary of State.

(11)The appropriate authority in relation to Part 5 is—

(a)the Secretary of State, in relation to Chapter 2;

(b)the Welsh Ministers, in relation to—

(i)Chapter 1 so far as relating to the disclosure of information to or by a water or sewerage undertaker for an area which is wholly or mainly in Wales, and

(ii)Chapters 5 and 6 so far as relating to the disclosure of information by the Welsh Revenue Authority;

(c)otherwise, the Secretary of State or the Minister for the Cabinet Office.

119Extent

(1)This Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, subject to the following provisions of this section.

(2)Sections 36 and 37 extend to England and Wales and Scotland only.

(3)Sections 38 and 39 extend to England and Wales only.

(4)In section 46—

(a)subsections (4) and (5) (and, so far as it relates to them, subsection (2)) of the new section 19AB inserted in the Registration Service Act 1953 extend to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but

(b)subject to that, the amendments and repeals made to that Act extend to England and Wales only.

(5)Section 114 extends to England and Wales only.

(6)Section 47 of the Registered Designs Act 1949 (application to Isle of Man) applies to section 33 as it applies to that Act.

(7)An amendment of the following enactments made by this Act may be extended to any of the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man under the relevant extending power—

(a)Part 1 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988;

(b)the Broadcasting Act 1990;

(c)the Broadcasting Act 1996;

(d)the Communications Act 2003;

(e)the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006.

(8)“Relevant extending power” means—

(a)in relation to amendments of Part 1 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, section 157(2) of that Act;

(b)in relation to amendments of the Broadcasting Act 1990, section 204(6) of that Act;

(c)in relation to amendments of the Broadcasting Act 1996, section 150(4) of that Act;

(d)in relation to amendments of the Communications Act 2003, section 411(6) of that Act;

(e)in relation to amendments of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006, section 118(3) of that Act.

(9)The power conferred by section 157(2)(c) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (power to extend to British overseas territories) is exercisable in relation to any amendment made by this Act to Part 1 of that Act.

(10)Her Majesty may by Order in Council extend sections 14 to 30, with such modifications as appear to Her Majesty in Council to be appropriate, to any of the Channel Islands or to the Isle of Man.

(11)The power to make an Order in Council under subsection (10) includes power—

(a)to make different provision for different cases (including different provision in respect of different areas);

(b)to make provision subject to such exemptions and exceptions as Her Majesty in Council thinks fit; and

(c)to make such incidental, supplemental, consequential and transitional provision as Her Majesty in Council thinks fit.

120Short title

This Act may be cited as the Digital Economy Act 2017.

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