Enterprise Act 2002, section 277(1), (2) and (4)
277 Power to make consequential amendments
(1) The Secretary of State may by order make
such supplementary, incidental or consequential provision as he
(a) for the general purposes, or any particular purpose,
of this Act; or
(b) in consequence of any provision made by or under
this Act or for giving full effect to it.
(2) An order under this section may
(a) modify any Act or subordinate legislation (including
(b) make incidental, supplementary, consequential,
transitional, transitory or saving provision
(4) The power conferred by this section is not
restricted by any other provision of this Act.
negative (section 277 (3)).
"Clause 273 contains provision to allow the
Secretary of State to make supplementary, incidental or consequential
provision for the purposes of, or in consequence of provision
made by, or under the Act. This power is subject to a negative
Committee Report (24th of 2001-02):
The Committee did not comment on this provision,
"There is a large number of Henry VIII Powers:
26 in all. We have considered all of these powers, and accept
that delegation is appropriate. Of these 9 are subject to affirmative
procedure and raise no issues so far as the Committee is concerned
The remainder are subject to negative procedure. We have
considered whether the degree of Parliamentary control is adequate.
We conclude that it is, as these powers are limited in scope."