8Power to modify the Commission’s functions

(1)Subject to subsection (2), the Scottish Ministers may by regulations—

(a)confer functions on the Commission,

(b)modify the functions of the Commission,

(c)remove functions from the Commission.

(2)Regulations under subsection (1) may not remove the Commission’s functions under section 2(1) or (4).

(3)Regulations under subsection (1) are subject to the affirmative procedure.

(4)In preparing a draft of a Scottish statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (1) for laying before the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Ministers must consult—

(a)the Commission, and

(b)such other persons as they consider appropriate.

(5)Regulations under subsection (1) may—

(a)modify this Act or any other enactment,

(b)include incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision.