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  PART VI
  SUPPLEMENTAL
Orders and regulations.     69. - (1) Any power to make an order or regulations under this Act is exercisable by statutory instrument.
 
      (2) Any order or regulations under this Act-
 
 
    (a) may contain such incidental, consequential, transitional or supplemental provision as the Secretary of State considers necessary or expedient,
 
    (b) may make modifications of enactments (whenever passed or made) which are no more than necessary to give full effect to any provision of the order or regulations,
 
    (c) may make different provision for different cases, authorities or descriptions of authority.
      (3) The power under subsection (2)(b) to modify enactments is a power-
 
 
    (a) to apply enactments with or without modifications,
 
    (b) to extend, disapply or amend enactments, or
 
    (c) to repeal or revoke enactments with or without savings.
      (4) Subject to subsections (5) and (6), a statutory instrument which contains an order or regulations under this Act is to be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
 
      (5) A statutory instrument which contains an order under section 5, 6, 32 or 34, or regulations under section 10(5), 29 or 30, is not to be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.
 
      (6) Subsection (4) does not apply to a statutory instrument which contains an order under section 72.
 
      (7) In this section "enactment" includes an enactment contained in a local Act or comprised in subordinate legislation (within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978).
 
Wales.     70. - (1) In their application to Wales-
 
 
    (a) Part II (but not section 29),
 
    (b) Part IV, and
 
    (c) section 69(2),
  have effect as if for any reference to the Secretary of State there were substituted a reference to the National Assembly for Wales.
 
      (2) Section 69(4) to (6) does not apply to an order or regulations under this Act which is made by the National Assembly for Wales.
 
Minor and consequential amendments and repeals.     71. - (1) Schedule 4 (minor and consequential amendments) has effect.
 
      (2) The repeals set out in Schedule 5 have effect.
 
Commencement.     72. - (1) This section and sections 69, 70 and 73 come into force on the day on which this Act is passed.
 
      (2) The following provisions of this Act-
 
 
    (a) Part IV,
 
    (b) section 68, and
 
    (c) in Schedule 5, the repeals of section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986, of section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 and in Schedule 37 to the Education Act 1996,
  come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.
 
      (3) Sections 62 to 65 come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint.
 
      (4) Subject to subsections (5) and (6), the remaining provisions of this Act come into force at the end of the period of 12 months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.
 
      (5) The Secretary of State may by order provide for any of the provisions mentioned in subsection (4) to come into force in relation to England before the time appointed by that subsection.
 
      (6) The National Assembly for Wales may by order provide for any of the provisions mentioned in subsection (4) to come into force in relation to Wales before the time appointed by that subsection.
 
      (7) An order under subsection (3), (5) or (6) may appoint different days for different purposes.
 
Short title and extent.     73. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Local Government Act 2000.
 
      (2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), this Act extends to England and Wales only.
 
      (3) This section and sections 65, 69 and 72 extend also to Scotland.
 
      (4) Paragraph 15 of Schedule 3 extends also to Scotland and Northern Ireland.
 
 
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