Explanatory Notes

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007

2007 asp 14

18 April 2007


Part 7: Final Provisions

Section 98.  Ancillary provision

178.Section 98 provides the Scottish Ministers with the power to make supplementary, incidental, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision for the purposes of, or in connection with, or for the purposes of giving full effect to, any provision of this Act. This may include modifying any enactment, instrument or document.

Section 99.  Saving: disclosure of information

179.This section clarifies, for example, that the Act does not affect the police’s common-law powers to disclose information for the purpose of preventing or detecting crime.

Section 100.  Orders and regulations

180.Subsection (3) provides that orders and regulations are to be made by negative resolution procedure except for those listed in subsection (4). Subsection (4) provides that the following matters require affirmative procedure:

Section 101.  Commencement

181.Section 101 provides flexibility for the Scottish Ministers to commence the various provisions of the Act at different times. Subsection (3) makes clear that the Scottish Ministers could bring the provisions into force on an area by area basis.