Pre-commencement consultation

11.—(1) Paragraph (2) applies if —

(a)consultation is required to take place under a provision of these Regulations; and

(b)within the period of six months ending on the day in which these Regulations come into force, consultation has taken place which would have satisfied the requirements of that provision to any extent if it had been in force.

(2) Those requirements shall be taken to have been satisfied to that extent.