(1) The Secretary of State may by order make such provision as he considers expedient for or in connection with regulating the conduct of referendums to which this Part applies.
(2) An order under this section may, in particular—
(a) make provision for the creation of offences;
(b) apply (with or without modification) any provision of any enactment;
and different provision may be made under this section in relation to different parts of the United Kingdom.
(3) An order under this section shall not apply in relation to any referendum in relation to which specific provision is made by any other enactment for or in connection with regulating any matters relating to the conduct of the referendum, except to such extent (if any) as may be provided by that enactment.
(4) Before making an order under this section the Secretary of State shall consult the Commission.