17Regulation-making powers

(1)Regulations under section 1(4), 3(4) or (6)(b), 5(7), 14(7)(a) or (b), 15(5) or 16—

(a)are subject to the affirmative procedure,

(b)may make—

(i)incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision,

(ii)different provision for different purposes.

(2)Before laying a draft of a Scottish statutory instrument containing regulations under section 3(4) or 16, the Scottish Ministers must consult such persons as they consider appropriate.

(3)The persons consulted under subsection (2) must include individuals who are living, or have lived, in fuel poverty.

(4)It is immaterial that anything done by way of consultation in relation to regulations under section 3(4) was done—

(a)before the Bill for this Act was passed, or

(b)after that but before this section comes into force.