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(1)Any power under this Act to make orders or regulations is exercisable by statutory instrument.
(2)Subject to subsections (3) and (4), orders or regulations under this Act are subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
(3)An instrument containing provision made—
(a)by order under section 5(3),
(b)by order under section 16(7)(b),
(c)by order under section 21(12),
(d)in regulations under section 22(4)(g),
(e)in regulations under section 23,
(f)by order under section 54(1) if it contains provision amending any Act or confers power to make subordinate legislation,
(g)under section 64(3),
(h)in regulations prescribing criteria for the purpose of paragraph 1, 2, 7 or 8 of Schedule 3,
(i)by order under paragraph 6 or 12 of Schedule 3, or
(j)by order under paragraph 14 of Schedule 5.
must not be made unless a draft of the instrument is laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.
(4)Subsection (2) does not apply to an order made under section 65, including such an order which contains provision made under section 64 (except subsection (3) of that section).
(5)A power to make an order or regulations may be exercised so as to make different provision for different purposes.
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