- Latest available (Revised)
- Original (As enacted)
Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. At the current time any known changes or effects made by subsequent legislation have been applied to the text of the legislation you are viewing by the editorial team. Please see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for details regarding the timescales for which new effects are identified and recorded on this site.
(1)This section applies where, in financial year 2000/01, it is proposed to pay a sum out of the Fund under section 65(1)(c) of the 1998 Act other than in accordance with section 4 of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (asp 1) (“the 2000 Act”).
(2)The sum may be paid out of the Fund only if its payment is authorised by the Scottish Ministers.
(3)The Scottish Ministers may authorise payment only if they consider that—
(a)the payment is necessarily required in the public interest to meet urgent expenditure for a purpose falling within section 65(2) of the 1998 Act, and
(b)it is not reasonably practicable, for reasons of urgency, for the requirements of section 4 of the 2000 Act in relation to the sum to be satisfied by a Budget Act.
(4)But the Scottish Ministers must not authorise payment of the sum if it would result in an excess of sums paid out of the Fund over sums paid into the Fund.
(5)The aggregate amount of the sums which the Scottish Ministers may authorise to be paid out of the Fund under this section must not exceed £50 million.
(6)Where the Scottish Ministers authorise a payment under this section they must, as soon as possible, lay before the Parliament a report setting out the circumstances of the authorisation and why they considered it to be necessary.
Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.
Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.
Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.
Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.
Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:
Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:
Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including: