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Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005

Miscellaneous

Section 31: Offences by bodies corporate and partnerships

198.Section 31 provides that officers of companies and other corporations and members of partnerships can be held personally liable, in certain circumstances, for offences under the Act that their companies or partnerships commit.

Section 32: Amendments to enactments

199.Section 32 introduces schedule 5, which makes consequential amendments to enactments as a result of this Act.

Section 33: Ancillary provision

200.Section 33 enables Ministers to make orders for incidental, supplemental, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provisions where they consider that these are necessary or expedient for the purposes of or in consequence of the Act. The parliamentary procedure for making these orders is defined in section 34: where an order is used to amend primary legislation, affirmative procedure is prescribed; otherwise an order would be subject to negative procedure.

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