Part 4 General
Section 52 Orders and regulations
129.Section 52 makes provision about orders and regulations under the Act. Subsection (1) requires them to be made by statutory instrument. Generally, they are subject to annulment (subsection (2)), but subsection (3) specifies some which require to be approved by the Parliament before being made. Orders under section 54 (commencement orders) are not subject to any parliamentary procedure.
Section 53 Interpretation
130.Section 53 defines “council”, “the Commissioner” and “the 1991 Act” for certain purposes of the Act.
Section 54 Short title and commencement
131.Section 54(1) provides the short title, which is the name by which the Act may be cited.
132.Subsection (2) deals with commencement. It is for the Scottish Ministers to make provision commencing the Act. Such provision is to be made by order. By virtue of section 52(4)(b), different provision may be made for different purposes.