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(1)Any power under this Act to make regulations—
(a)includes power to make different provision for different purposes, including in particular different media, descriptions of work, deposit libraries or areas, and
(b)as well as being exercisable in relation to all cases to which it extends, may be exercised in relation to those cases subject to specified exceptions, or in relation to a particular case or class of cases.
(2)Regulations under this Act may not be made unless the Secretary of State has consulted—
(a)the deposit libraries, and
(b)the publishers appearing to the Secretary of State to be likely to be affected.
(3)Regulations under section 1(4) or 6 may not be made so as to apply to works published before the regulations are made.
(4)Regulations under section 1(4), 2 or 6 may not be made unless the Secretary of State considers that the costs likely to be incurred as a result of the regulations by persons who publish works to which the regulations relate are not disproportionate to the benefit to the public arising from the delivery of copies of such works.
(5)Regulations under section 1(4), 2, 6, 7 or 10(5) may not be made unless the Secretary of State considers that the regulations do not unreasonably prejudice the interests of persons who publish works to which the regulations relate.
(6)Any power to make regulations under this Act is exercisable by statutory instrument, and no such regulations may be made unless a draft of the instrument containing them has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.
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