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Energy Act 2011

Section 40: Regulations and orders

118.This section enables the Secretary of State, when making orders or regulations under Chapter 1, to make different provision for different cases or circumstances or for different purposes. It provides for orders and regulations, other than those made by Scottish Ministers, to be made by statutory instrument. Statutory instruments made by the Secretary of State are subject to the negative procedure, except in the case of statutory instruments containing the framework regulations, regulations under sections 2, 13, 15(1), 16, 34 or 35(2) or an order under sections 1, 2 or 30. These require the affirmative procedure. Regulations made by the Scottish Ministers under sections 10(2), 14(7) and (8) and 15(4) are subject to the negative procedure and regulations under section 35(6) are subject to the affirmative procedure.

119.Subsection (8) provides that the Secretary of State must consult Scottish Ministers in respect of any regulations or orders extending to Scotland, and that if the regulations or order contain anything within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Ministers’ consent is required.

120.Subsection (9) provides that Welsh Ministers’ consent is required to provision under section 35 which amends or revokes instruments made under a Measure or Act of the National Assembly for Wales, or any other subordinate legislation made by the Welsh Ministers. Subsection (10) provides that Welsh Ministers’ consent is required before amending under section 9 a provision of the Building Regulations 2010 if and so far as the function under which the provision is made is exercisable by the Welsh Ministers. Subsection (12) provides that Welsh Ministers must be consulted on regulations or orders which apply to Wales.

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