152. Scope of emergency regulations.

Emergency regulations1 may make provision of any kind that could be made by Act of Parliament or by the exercise of the royal prerogative2. In particular regulations may:

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    (1)     confer on a Minister of the Crown, on the Scottish Ministers, on the Welsh Ministers, on a Northern Ireland department, on an appointed coordinator3 or on any other specified4 person a function5, in particular a power or duty to exercise a discretion, or a power to give directions or orders whether written or oral6;

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    (2)     provide for or enable the requisition or confiscation of property, with or without compensation7;

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    (3)