Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, section 54(1)
54 Consequential and supplementary provision
(1) The Secretary of State may by order make
such incidental, consequential, transitional or supplemental provision
as he thinks necessary or expedient
(a) for general purposes, or any particular purpose,
of this Act or in consequence of any of its provisions or for
giving full effect to it; or
(b) in consequence of such of the provisions
of any other Act passed in the same Session as this Act as apply
to any areas or authority affected by this Act.
(2) An order under subsection (1) may, in particular,
make provision ...
(e) for applying (with or without modifications)
or amending, repealing or revoking (with or without savings)
any provision of an Act passed before this Act or in the same
Session, or an instrument made under such an Act before 1st April
negative (section 63).
"[This provision] is similar in scope and intention
to section 254(2)(c) of the [Local Government Act 1972]
an order under this clause may involve amendment to legislation
and can be used in potentially far reaching ways, the Department
considers it desirable that such an order should be subject to
the scrutiny by Parliament for which the negative resolution procedure
Committee Report (2nd of 1993-94):
"The Committee was concerned that
the order-making power extended not only to
"incidental, consequential, [and] transitional provision"
as the Secretary of State thinks necessary or expedient
but also to "supplemental provision"
he thinks necessary or expedient for those purposes. In view of
this extension of the delegated power to supplemental, and of
the Welsh Office's admission
the power could be used "in potentially far-reaching ways",
we urge the House to consider whether or not the affirmative procedure
would be more appropriate in this case."