1.These Explanatory Notes have been prepared by the Scottish Executive (with the approval of Cathie Craigie MSP, who was the member in charge of the Bill for this Act), in order to assist the reader of the Act. They do not form part of the Act and have not been endorsed by the Parliament.
2.The Notes should be read in conjunction with the Act. They are not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Act. So where a section or schedule, or a part of a section or schedule, does not seem to require any explanation or comment, none is given.
3.To assist the reader, a glossary of the terms used throughout the Explanatory Notes is provided at the end of the Notes.