1.These Explanatory Notes have been prepared by the Human Rights and Law Reform Branch on behalf of the Scottish Executive. Their purpose is to assist the reader of the Act, and as such 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 intended to be, a comprehensive description of the Act itself. Wherever a section or schedule, or part of a schedule does not seem to require any explanation or comment, none is given.