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Interpretation: financial year.     25. In this Act "financial year" means the 12 months ending with 31st March.
Amendments and repeals.     26. - (1) Schedule 1 (minor and consequential amendments) shall have effect.
      (2) The enactments mentioned in Schedule 2 (which include enactments that are no longer of practical utility) are hereby repealed.
Commencement.     27. - (1) The preceding provisions of this Act, except for sections 16 to 18, shall come into force in accordance with provision made by the Treasury by order.
      (2) An order under subsection (1)-
    (a) shall be made by statutory instrument,
    (b) may make transitional provision (including provision for the adaptation of references pending the coming into force of other legislation), and
    (c) may make different provision for different purposes.
      (3) The Treasury may by order provide for section 10(2) to (4) to apply in relation to a body as if it were designated in respect of a financial year under section 10(1).
      (4) An order under subsection (3) may not specify a body which could not be designated under section 10(1) by virtue of section 10(5).
      (5) An order under subsection (3)-
    (a) shall be made by statutory instrument, and
    (b) shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
Short title.     28. This Act may be cited as the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000.
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