Environment Act 1995, section 120(1) and (5)
120 Minor and consequential amendments, transitional
and transitory provisions, savings and repeals
(1) The enactments mentioned in Schedule 22 to
this Act shall have effect with the amendments there specified
(being minor amendments and amendments consequential on provisions
of this Act); and, without prejudice to any power conferred by
any other provision of this Act, the Secretary of State and the
Minister shall each have power by regulations to make such additional
(a) of public general enactments passed before,
or in the same Session as , this Act, and
(b) of subordinate legislation made before the
passing of this Act,
as he considers necessary or expedient by reason
of the coming into force of any provision of this Act.
(5) The power to make regulations under subsection
(1) above includes power to make such incidental, supplemental,
consequential and transitional provision as the Secretary of State
or the Minister thinks necessary or expedient.
negative (section 120(4)).
power allows any consequential amendments that may have been missed
to be picked up at a later stage
Departments believe that negative resolution is the appropriate
procedure for provision to make amendments of this nature."
Committee Report (1st
of 1994-95): "The Committee finds these arguments persuasive."