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Directions: supplementary.     42. - (1) Any power to give a direction under this Act shall be exercisable only after consultation with the body concerned.
      (2) Any direction under this Act shall be in writing.
      (3) It is the duty of a body to which a direction is given under this Act to comply with the direction.
      (4) Any power to give a direction under this Act includes power to vary or revoke the direction.
General interpretation.     43. In this Act-
    "Minister of the Crown" has the same meaning as in the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975;
    "regional development agency" means a development agency established by section 1.
Expenses.     44. There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament any administrative expenses of a Minister of the Crown attributable to this Act.
Commencement.     45. 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 so appointed for different purposes.
Extent.     46. - (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Act extends to England and Wales only.
      (2) The extent of any amendment by this Act is the same as that of the enactment amended.
Short title.     47. This Act may be cited as the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998.
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