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Part 8General provisions

91Orders and regulations

(1)Any power of the Scottish Ministers to make orders or regulations under this Act is exercisable by statutory instrument.

(2)Any such power includes power—

(a)to make such incidental, supplemental, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision as the Scottish Ministers consider necessary or expedient; and

(b)to make different provision for different purposes.

(3)A statutory instrument containing—

(a)an order under section 18(4)(b)(ii), 25(7), 72(11) or, except where subsection (5) applies, section 92; or

(b)regulations under section 25(3) or 26(2),

is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Parliament.

(4)A statutory instrument containing—

(a)an order under section 27(5), 28(5), 70(9), 71(4) or 83; or

(b)regulations under section 36(7) or 74,

is not made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, the Parliament.

(5)A statutory instrument containing an order under section 92 which amends an Act is not made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, the Parliament.

92Ancillary provision

(1)The Scottish Ministers may by order make such incidental, supplemental, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision as they consider necessary or expedient for the purposes of or in consequence of this Act.

(2)An order under subsection (1) may, in particular, amend provisions of any enactment which apply to 1991 Act tenancies or land held under 1991 Act tenancies so as to apply them to short limited duration tenancies and limited duration tenancies or land held under such tenancies.

93Interpretation

In this Act (unless the context requires otherwise)—

94Amendments to enactments

The schedule, which makes amendments to enactments in consequence of this Act, has effect.

95Short title, Crown application and commencement

(1)This Act may be cited as the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003.

(2)This Act binds the Crown.

(3)The provisions of this Act, except this section and sections 91, 92 and 93, come into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may by order appoint.

(4)Different days may be so appointed for different provisions and for different purposes.