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Wales Act 2017

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69Consequential provision

(1)Schedule 6 contains minor and consequential amendments.

(2)The Secretary of State may by regulations make such consequential provision in connection with any provision of this Act as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

(3)Regulations under subsection (2) may amend, repeal, revoke or otherwise modify—

(a)an enactment contained in primary legislation, or

(b)an instrument made under an enactment contained in primary legislation.

(4)Regulations under subsection (2) may make—

(a)different provision for different purposes or cases;

(b)provision generally or for specific cases;

(c)provision subject to exceptions;

(d)provision for the delegation of functions;

(e)transitional or saving provision.

(5)The power to make regulations under subsection (2) is exercisable by statutory instrument.

(6)A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (2) that includes provision amending or repealing any provision of primary legislation may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

(7)Any other statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (2), if made without a draft having been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament, is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(8)In this section “primary legislation” means—

(a)an Act of Parliament;

(b)a Measure or Act of the National Assembly for Wales.

70Transitional provision and savings

(1)Schedule 7 contains transitional provision and savings.

(2)The Secretary of State may by regulations make any other transitional or saving provision that may appear appropriate in consequence of, or otherwise in connection with, this Act.

(3)Regulations under subsection (2) may, in particular, include any savings from the effect of any amendment or repeal or revocation made by this Act.

(4)Regulations under subsection (2) may make—

(a)different provision for different purposes or cases;

(b)provision generally or for specific cases;

(c)provision subject to exceptions.

(5)Nothing in Schedule 7 limits the power conferred by subsection (2).

(6)Nothing in that Schedule, or in any provision made by virtue of subsection (2), prejudices the operation of sections 16 and 17 of the Interpretation Act 1978.

(7)The power to make regulations under subsection (2) is exercisable by statutory instrument.

(8)A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (2) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

71Commencement

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

(a)section 69(2) to (8);

(b)section 70 and Schedule 7;

(c)this section;

(d)section 72.

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

(a)sections 1 and 2;

(b)sections 14 and 15;

(c)section 16, and sections

9

and 10 so far as relating to a provision of a Bill that would change the name of the Assembly or confer power to do so;

(d)sections 17 and 18;

(e)section 43, and sections 39(4) and (6) and 42(4) for the purposes of section 43;

(f)section 48(2);

(g)sections 50 and 51.

(3)Section 3 and Schedules 1 and 2 come into force on the day appointed by the Secretary of State by regulations under this subsection (“the principal appointed day”).

Before making regulations under this subsection the Secretary of State must consult the Welsh Ministers and the Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales.

(4)The other provisions of this Act come into force on whatever day or days the Secretary of State appoints by regulations.

Regulations under subsection (3) may appoint the principal appointed day for any of those provisions.

(5)The power to make regulations under this section is exercisable by statutory instrument.

(6)The principal appointed day, or a day appointed under subsection (4), must be after the end of the period of four months beginning with the day on which the regulations appointing that day are made.

(7)Regulations under this section (other than regulations bringing into force section 3 and Schedules 1 and 2) may appoint different days for different purposes.

72Short title

This Act may be cited as the Wales Act 2017.

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