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(a)for the purpose of removing any difficulties or uncertainties in the application of sections thirty-one and thirty-two of this Act, or of reconciling the operation of those sections, or
(b)for the purpose of facilitating the discharge of the Boards’ functions,
by order to direct that notwithstanding those sections any property, rights or liabilities of the Commission, and any functions of the Commission under any local enactments, shall be transferred to such Board or Boards as may be specified in the order.
(2)An order under this paragraph may adapt or modify any local enactment so far as appears to the Minister expedient for the purpose of regulating the manner in which functions of the Commission thereunder are distributed and may contain such other transitional and supplemental provisions as appear to the Minister expedient, including provisions which might be included in an agreement between the Boards under paragraph 1 of this Schedule and provisions having retrospective effect.
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(6)In the application of sub-paragraph (3) of this paragraph to Scotland, the words “without further assurance” shall be omitted.
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