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Consequential amendments.     15. - (1) Regulations may make in any enactment such amendments or repeals as appear appropriate in consequence of this Act or regulations made under it.
 
      (2) The regulations may, in particular, make amendments and repeals affecting companies or other corporations or partnerships.
 
General.     16. - (1) In this Act "regulations" means regulations made by the Secretary of State by statutory instrument.
 
      (2) Regulations under this Act may in particular-
 
 
    (a) make provision for dealing with non-compliance with any of the regulations (including the creation of criminal offences),
 
    (b) impose fees (which shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund), and
 
    (c) provide for the exercise of functions by persons prescribed by the regulations.
      (3) Regulations under this Act may-
 
 
    (a) contain any appropriate consequential, incidental, supplementary or transitional provisions or savings, and
 
    (b) make different provision for different purposes.
      (4) No regulations to which this subsection applies shall be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the regulations (whether or not together with other provisions) has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.
 
      (5) Subsection (4) applies to-
 
 
    (a) regulations under section 13(2) not consisting entirely of the application or incorporation (with or without modifications) of provisions contained in the Insolvency Act 1986,
 
    (b) regulations under section 14 not consisting entirely of the application or incorporation (with or without modifications) of provisions contained in Part I, Chapter VIII of Part V, Part VII, Parts XI to XIII, Parts XVI to XVIII, Part XX or Parts XXIV to XXVI of the Companies Act 1985,
 
    (c) regulations under section 13 or 14 making provision about oversea limited liability partnerships, and
 
    (d) regulations under section 15.
      (6) A statutory instrument containing regulations under this Act shall (unless a draft of it has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament) be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
 
 
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Interpretation.     17. In this Act-
 
 
    "address", in relation to a member of a limited liability partnership, means-
 
      (a) if an individual, his usual residential address, and
 
      (b) if a corporation or Scottish firm, its registered or principal office,
 
    "business" includes every trade, profession and occupation,
 
    "designated member" shall be construed in accordance with section 8,
 
    "enactment" includes subordinate legislation (within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978),
 
    "incorporation document" shall be construed in accordance with section 2,
 
    "limited liability partnership" has the meaning given by section 1(2),
 
    "member" shall be construed in accordance with section 4,
 
    "modifications" includes additions and omissions,
 
    "name", in relation to a member of a limited liability partnership, means-
 
      (a) if an individual, his forename and surname (or, in the case of a peer or other person usually known by a title, his title instead of or in addition to either or both his forename and surname), and
 
      (b) if a corporation or Scottish firm, its corporate or firm name,
 
    "oversea limited liability partnership" has the meaning given by section 13(3),
 
    "the registrar" means-
 
      (a) if the registered office of the limited liability partnership is, or is to be, situated in England and Wales or in Wales, the registrar or other officer performing under the Companies Act 1985 the duty of registration of companies in England and Wales, and
 
      (b) if its registered office is, or is to be, situated in Scotland, the registrar or other officer performing under that Act the duty of registration of companies in Scotland, and
 
    "regulations" has the meaning given by section 16(1).
Commencement, extent and short title.     18. - (1) The preceding provisions of this Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint; and different days may be appointed for different purposes.
 
      (2) The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument make any transitional provisions and savings which appear appropriate in connection with the coming into force of any provision of this Act.
 
      (3) For the purposes of the Scotland Act 1998 this Act shall be taken to be a pre-commencement enactment within the meaning of that Act.
 
      (4) Apart from sections 10 to 12 (and this section), this Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.
 
      (5) This Act may be cited as the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000.
 
 
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