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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Part 4 – Supplementary and Final Provisions

Section 320 – Orders and regulations

905.Section 320 makes general provision for orders and regulations under the Act. In particular, it provides for orders and regulations to be made by statutory instrument except where specified otherwise (subsection (2)) and for the Parliamentary procedure which is to apply in respect of various such instruments (subsections (3) to (7)).

906.Subsections (8) and (10) provide for the procedure to be followed in the National Assembly for Wales in relation to certain statutory instruments made by Welsh Ministers.

Section 321 – Consequential amendments and repeals

907.Section 321 gives the Secretary of State power by order to make supplementary, incidental or consequential provision including power to amend, repeal or revoke any provision made by or under an enactment. Subsection (4) gives the Welsh Ministers a separate power to make supplementary, incidental or consequential provision in relation to matters where functions are exercised by the Welsh Ministers. The result is that the Secretary of State and the Welsh Ministers each have their own separate power in relation to matters where functions are exercised by the Welsh Ministers. This section also introduces Schedule 16.

Section 322 – Transitional, transitory or saving provisions

908.Section 322 enables the Secretary of State by order to make such transitional, transitory or saving provisions as are appropriate in connection with the coming into force of the Act (other than Welsh provisions) and for the Welsh Ministers to have a similar power in connection with Welsh provisions.

Section 323 – Financial provisions

909.Section 323 sets out that any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown by virtue of the Act is to be met out of money provided by Parliament. Any sums received by a Minister of the Crown by virtue of the Act are to be paid into the Consolidated Fund so far as not required to be paid into the National Loans Fund.

Sections 324 - 326 – Extent; Commencement; Short title

910.These sections provide for the extent, commencement and short title of the Act.

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