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(1)Emergency regulations which relate wholly or partly to Scotland may not be made unless a senior Minister of the Crown has consulted the Scottish Ministers.
(2)Emergency regulations which relate wholly or partly to Northern Ireland may not be made unless a senior Minister of the Crown has consulted the First Minister and deputy First Minister.
(3)Emergency regulations which relate wholly or partly to Wales may not be made unless a senior Minister of the Crown has consulted the National Assembly for Wales.
(a)a senior Minister of the Crown may disapply a requirement to consult if he thinks it necessary by reason of urgency, and
(b)a failure to satisfy a requirement to consult shall not affect the validity of regulations.
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