After the bracing cold shower that was the fierce and persuasive defence of clause 23 given by my right hon. Friend the Member for Sevenoaks, I welcome the Committee to the warm bath of consensus over sensible changes to the planning system. I will now address clauses 24 to 28, which deal with the general provisions of the Bill.
Clause 24 makes general provision for orders made under the Bill and sets out the procedure that will apply in respect of the powers conferred by the Bill. It states that such powers include the power to make different provision for different cases and to make incidental, consequential, supplementary, transitory provisions or savings.
Clause 25 confers upon the Secretary of State an order-making power to amend, repeal, revoke or otherwise modify any provision made by or under an enactment where doing so is consequential.