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(1)The following provisions apply in relation to regulations under section 26 (carbon units and carbon accounting) or section 27 (net UK carbon account).
(2)The regulations are subject to affirmative resolution procedure if—
(a)they are the first regulations to be made under those sections,
(b)they specify a carbon unit of a kind not previously specified in regulations made under those sections,
(c)they alter the amount by which—
(i)a carbon unit that is credited to the net UK carbon account for a period reduces the net UK carbon account for that period, or
(ii)a carbon unit that is debited from the net UK carbon account for a period increases the net UK carbon account for that period, or
(d)they make modifications of an enactment contained in primary legislation.
(3)Otherwise the regulations are subject to negative resolution procedure.
(4)The Secretary of State must consult the other national authorities—
(a)in the case of regulations subject to affirmative resolution procedure, before laying before Parliament a draft of a statutory instrument containing the regulations;
(b)in the case of regulations subject to negative resolution procedure, before making the regulations.
(5)The Secretary of State must obtain, and take into account, the advice of the Committee on Climate Change before laying before Parliament a draft of a statutory instrument containing—
(a)the first regulations to be made under those sections, or
(b)regulations making provision of the kind described in paragraph (b) or (c) of subsection (2).
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