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Application to Wales and Scotland.     14. - (1) Subsection (2) below applies to an Order in Council under section 22 of the Government of Wales Act 1998 (transfer of Ministerial functions) if the Order in Council contains a statement that it makes no provision which is not-
    (a) provision about functions conferred by or by virtue of this Act; or
    (b) provision in connection with such provision.
      (2) An Order in Council to which this subsection applies-
    (a) shall not be subject to subsection (4)(a) of that section (affirmative resolution of both Houses of Parliament); but
    (b) shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
      (3) For the purposes of the Scotland Act 1998, this Act so far as it extends to Scotland shall be taken to be a pre-commencement enactment within the meaning of that Act.
Minor and consequential amendments and repeals.     15. - (1) Schedule 3 to this Act (minor and consequential amendments) has effect.
      (2) Schedule 4 to this Act (repeals) has effect.
Financial provision.     16. There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament any increase attributable to this Act in the sums so payable under any other Act.
Short title, commencement and extent.     17. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Water Industry Act 1999.
      (2) The following provisions of this Act shall come into force on the day on which this Act is passed-
    (a) section 1 and Schedule 1,
    (b) section 2,
    (c) section 8,
    (d) section 14,
    (e) section 15 and Schedule 4, so far as they relate to the repeal of section 145 of the Water Industry Act 1991 and the heading preceding it, and
    (f) so much of any other provision of this Act as confers any power to make subordinate legislation.
      (3) The remaining 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.
      (4) An order under subsection (3) above may include such transitional provisions, consequential provisions or savings as the Secretary of State considers appropriate for the purposes of, or in connection with, the provisions to which it applies.
      (5) In this Act-
    (a) Part I extends to England and Wales only,
    (b) Part II extends to Scotland only, and
    (c) section 15 and Schedules 3 and 4 have the same extent as the enactments which they amend or repeal.
      (6) Except as provided by subsection (5)(c) above, this Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.
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