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Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007

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3.The Act takes forward the Scottish Ministers’ commitment of 4 May 2005 to the Scottish Parliament to place the Scottish Ministers at the heart of an order-making process and thereby avoid the need for private Bills for transport–related developments.

4.The Act also introduces, in response to the wishes of Parliamentary authorities, provisions to replace special Parliamentary procedure for the determination of transport-related developments and instead, aligning with the broad thrust of Parliament for a more proportionate process, make the Scottish Ministers rather than the Scottish Parliament, in such circumstances, the appropriate decision-making body.

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