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Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

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20.This section, and sections 5 and 6, set out the rules for payment of sums out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund which are contemplated by section 65(1)(c) of the Scotland Act 1998. They are intended to give effect to an annual budget process for each financial year culminating in a Budget Act.

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Text created by the Scottish Executive department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills


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