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[F14 General provision for repeal and amendment. U.K.

(1)The enactments mentioned in Schedule 3 to this Act (being enactments that are superseded or to be superseded by reason of [F2EU obligations] and of the provision made by this Act in relation thereto or are not compatible with [F2EU obligations]) are hereby repealed, to the extent specified in column 3 of the Schedule, with effect from the entry date or other date mentioned in the Schedule; and in the enactments mentioned in Schedule 4 to this Act there shall, subject to any transitional provision there included, be made the amendments provided for by that Schedule.

(2)Where in any Part of Schedule 3 to this Act it is provided that repeals made by that Part are to take effect from a date appointed by order, the orders shall be made by statutory instrument, and an order may appoint different dates for the repeal of different provisions to take effect, or for the repeal of the same provision to take effect for different purposes; and an order appointing a date for a repeal to take effect may include transitional and other supplementary provisions arising out of that repeal, including provisions adapting the operation of other enactments included for repeal but not yet repealed by that Schedule, and may amend or revoke any such provisions included in a previous order.

(3)Where any of the following sections of this Act, or any paragraph of Schedule 4 to this Act, affects or is construed as one with an Act or Part of an Act similar in purpose to provisions having effect only in Northern Ireland, then—

(a)unless otherwise provided by Act of the Parliament of Northern Ireland, the Governor of Northern Ireland may by Order in Council make provision corresponding to any made by the section or paragraph, and amend or revoke any provision so made; and

(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F3

(4)Where Schedule 3 or 4 to this Act provides for the repeal or amendment of an enactment that extends or is capable of being extended to any of the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, the repeal or amendment shall in like manner extend or be capable of being extended thereto.]

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F1Act repealed (31.1.2020 at 11.00 p.m. subject to savings for implementation period in ss. 1A, 1B of the repealing Act) by European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16), ss. 1, 25(4) (with savings relating to retention of existing EU law in ss. 2-7, Sch. 1, Sch. 8 para. 37) (as amended by European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (c. 1), ss. 1, 2, 25, 36(c), 42(7), Sch. 5 para. 55; S.I. 2020/75, reg. 4); S.I. 2019/1198, reg. 2)

F2Words in s. 4(1) substituted (1.12.2009) by European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (c. 7), ss. 3, 8, Sch. Pt. 1; S.I. 2009/3143, art. 2

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C2Power of appointment conferred by s. 4(2) partly exercised: S.I. 1973/135, 1973/1019, 1973/2176; 1974/1816; 1975/1164, 1975/1484, 1975/1485, 1975/1487; 1976/509, 1976/548, 1976/840, 1976/914, 1976/975, 1976/1304, 1976/1831, 1976/1883, 1976/1886, 1976/1887, 1976/2016; 1977/76, 1977/901, 1977/358, 1977/1026, 1977/1049, 1977/2028; 1978/1003, 1978/1420; 1979/133; 1981/1192; 1982/1048

C3Reference in s. 4(3)(a) to an Act of the Parliament of Northern Ireland to be construed as including a reference to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly: Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (c. 36, SIF 29:3), Sch. 5 para. 1(1)

C4In s. 4(3)(a) reference to the making of an Order in Council by the Governor of Northern Ireland to be construed as a reference to the making of an order by the Secretary of State: Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (c. 36, SIF 29:3), Sch. 5 para. 4(2)

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