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Part 4SMiscellaneous and general

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31Offences by bodies corporate and partnershipsS

(1)Where an offence under this Act has been committed by a body corporate and has been committed with the consent or connivance of, or is attributable to the neglect of, a director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body, or a person purporting to act in any such capacity, that person as well as the body corporate is guilty of the offence.

(2)Where an offence under this Act has been committed by a Scottish partnership and has been committed with the consent or connivance of, or is attributable to the neglect of, a partner, that partner as well as the partnership is guilty of the offence.

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I1S. 31 in force at 20.6.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/351, art. 2, Sch. 1

32Amendments to enactmentsS

Schedule 5 amends enactments for the purposes of and in consequence of this Act.

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Commencement Information

I2S. 32 in force at 1.7.2005 for specified purposes by S.S.I. 2005/351, art. 2, Sch. 2

I3S. 32 in force at 1.4.2006 for specified purposes by S.S.I. 2006/167, art. 2, Sch. 1

I4S. 32 in force at 7.9.2006 for specified purposes by S.S.I. 2006/445, art. 2, Sch.

I5S. 32 in force at 8.1.2007 for specified purposes by S.S.I. 2006/599, art. 2, Sch.

33Ancillary provisionS

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.

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34Orders and regulationsS

(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 to make—

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

(b)different provision for different purposes.

[F1(2A)Regulations under section 20C(4) or 20D(4) are subject to the negative procedure.]

(3)A statutory instrument containing an order under—

(a)section 2, 7(2), 13(6), 14(1), (2), (6) or (9), 18(3), 20(8), 25(1) or 27(3);

(b)subject to subsection (4)(a), section 33; or

(c)paragraph 1(1) or (4) or 12(1) or (2)(g) of schedule 2,

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

(4)A statutory instrument containing—

(a)an order under section 33 which amends an Act; or

(b)regulations under section 4(7) or 5(7),

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

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Amendments (Textual)

F1S. 34(2A) inserted (10.6.2013 for specified purposes) by Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013 (asp 5), ss. 33(1), 56(1), 56(2); S.S.I. 2013/163, art. 3, Sch.

35InterpretationS

(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • the 1968 Act” means the Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968 (c. 47);

  • the 1980 Act” means the Water (Scotland) Act 1980 (c. 45);

  • the 2002 Act” means the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 3);

  • the Commission” means the Water Industry Commission for Scotland;

  • the Parliament” means the Scottish Parliament.

(2)Any reference in this Act to the core functions of Scottish Water is to be construed by reference to section 70(2) of the 2002 Act.

36Crown applicationS

This Act binds the Crown.

37Short title and commencementS

(1)This Act may be cited as the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005.

(2)The provisions of this Act, except sections 33 to 36 and this section, come into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may by order appoint.

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

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