Freedom of Information Bill - continued        House of Commons
PART VIII, MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTAL - continued

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Repeals.     84. Schedule 7 (repeals) has effect.
 
Commencement.     85. - (1) The following provisions of this Act shall come into force on the day on which this Act is passed-
 
 
    (a) sections 2 to 7 and Schedule 1,
 
    (b) section 17 so far as relating to the approval of publication schemes,
 
    (c) section 18 so far as relating to the approval and preparation by the Commissioner of model publication schemes,
 
    (d) section 46(2) to (6),
 
    (e) section 49,
 
    (f) section 73,
 
    (g) section 74,
 
    (h) sections 76 to 83 and this section,
 
    (i) paragraphs 2 and 17 to 22 of Schedule 2 (and section 16(4) so far as relating to those paragraphs),
 
    (j) paragraph 4 of Schedule 5 (and section 66 so far as relating to that paragraph),
 
    (k) paragraph 6 of Schedule 6 (and section 72 so far as relating to that paragraph),
 
    (l) Part I of Schedule 7 (and section 84 so far as relating to that Part), and
 
    (m) so much of any other provision of this Act as confers power to make any order, regulations or code of practice.
      (2) The following provisions of this Act shall come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed-
 
 
    (a) section 16(1),
 
    (b) paragraphs 1(1), 3(1), 4, 6, 7, 8(2), 9(2), 10(a), 13(1) and (2), 14(a) and 15(1) and (2) of Schedule 2 (and section 16(4) so far as relating to those provisions), and
 
    (c) Part II of Schedule 7 (and section 84 so far as relating to that Part).
      (3) Except as provided by subsections (1) and (2), this Act shall come into force at the end of the period of five years beginning with the day on which this Act is passed or on such day before the end of that period as the Secretary of State may by order appoint; and different days may be appointed for different purposes.
 
      (4) An order under subsection (3) may contain such transitional provisions and savings (including provisions capable of having effect after the end of the period referred to in that subsection) as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.
 
      (5) During the twelve months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed, and during each subsequent complete period of twelve months in the period beginning with that day and ending with the first day on which all the provisions of this Act are fully in force, the Secretary of State shall-
 
 
    (a) prepare a report on his proposals for bringing fully into force those provisions of this Act which are not yet fully in force, and
 
    (b) lay a copy of the report before each House of Parliament.
Short title and extent.     86. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
      (2) Subject to subsection (3), this Act extends to Northern Ireland.
 
      (3) The amendment or repeal of any enactment by this Act has the same extent as that enactment.
 
 
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