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Clause 14 — Short title and commencement

Part of Bill Presented — Sustainable Energy (Local Plans) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:45 pm on 1st July 2009.

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Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice 6:45 pm, 1st July 2009

That is not what the amendment says. It does not provide an opportunity to revisit the Act. It states:

"This Act and any Statutory Instrument made under this Act shall cease to have effect on the first anniversary of the day on which the Act is passed."

Let us say that we get Royal Assent by 31 July, and the body gets going, with staff being transferred, on 1 January. Seven months later, it ceases to have effect. That is an extraordinary idea.

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