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  PART VI
  MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTARY
 
Miscellaneous
Specialist members of the Competition Commission.     102. - (1) The Secretary of State shall appoint not less than six members of the Competition Commission ("the Commission") for the purpose of the exercise by the Commission of any function under or by virtue of-
 
 
    (a) section 24, 26A or 41E of the 1986 Act; or
 
    (b) section 12, 14A or 56C of the 1989 Act.
      (2) In selecting a group to perform any function of the Commission under or by virtue of any provision mentioned in subsection (1), the chairman of the Commission shall select one or more of the members appointed under subsection (1) to be members of the group.
 
      (3) In paragraph 2(1)(d) of Schedule 7 to the Competition Act 1998 (membership of Commission to include specialist members appointed under gas and electricity legislation), for sub-paragraph (ii) there is substituted-
 
 
      "(ii) section 102 of the Utilities Act 2000;".
      (4) Section 12(9) and (9A) of the 1989 Act (which are superseded by this section) shall cease to have effect.
 
      (5) The persons who are, immediately before the commencement of this section, members of the Competition Commission by virtue of appointments made under section 12(9) of the 1989 Act shall continue as members of the Commission and their appointments shall be treated as having been made under this section.
 
      (6) Nothing in this section affects any group which has been selected, before the commencement of this section, to perform functions of the Commission in relation to any reference under or by virtue of section 24 of the 1986 Act or section 12 of the 1989 Act.
 
 
Supplementary
Interpretation.     103. - (1) In this Act-
 
 
    "Authority" means the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority;
 
    "Council" means the Gas and Electricity Consumer Council;
 
    "electricity licence" means a licence under section 6 of the 1989 Act;
 
    "gas licence" means a licence under section 7 or 7A of the 1986 Act;
 
    "the 1986 Act" means the Gas Act 1986;
 
    "the 1989 Act" means the Electricity Act 1989.
      (2) Expressions used in this Act, as regards matters relating to gas, and in Part I of the 1986 Act have, unless the context otherwise requires, the same meaning as in that Part of that Act.
 
      (3) Expressions used in this Act, as regards matters relating to electricity, and in Part I of the 1989 Act have, unless the context otherwise requires, the same meaning as in that Part of that Act.
 
Financial provisions.     104. There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament-
 
 
    (a) any expenditure incurred by the Authority by virtue of this Act;
 
    (b) any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State by virtue of this Act;
 
    (c) any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other Act.
Amendments, transitional provisions and repeals.     105. Schedule 6 (minor and consequential amendments), Schedule 7 (transitional provisions and savings) and Schedule 8 (repeals) have effect.
 
Power to make transitional provision etc.     106. - (1) The Secretary of State may by regulations make such transitional and consequential provisions and such savings as he considers necessary or expedient in preparation for, or in connection with, or in consequence of-
 
 
    (a) the coming into force of any provision of this Act; or
 
    (b) the operation of any enactment repealed or amended by a provision of this Act during any period when the repeal or amendment is not wholly in force.
      (2) Such regulations may make modifications of any enactment (including an enactment contained in this Act).
 
      (3) The power of the Secretary of State to make regulations under this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
 
Short title, commencement and extent.     107. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Utilities Act 2000.
 
      (2) This Act (apart from this section) 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.
 
      (3) Any amendment or repeal made by this Act has the same extent as the enactment being amended or repealed.
 
      (4) Subject to subsection (3), this Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.
 
 
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