Section 24: Amendment of Roads (Scotland) Act 1984
71.Subsection (2) through the insertion of new section 143A obligates the Scottish Ministers to seek an affirmative resolution from the Scottish Parliament in respect of an order authorising any future road developments that constitute a national development or when the Scottish Ministers so direct. The new section 143A provides the definition of a national development and identifies the instruments to be subject to affirmative procedure. It also provides that an order which seeks to amend, revoke or re-enact an instrument laid before the Scottish Parliament will only be subject to affirmative procedure if the Scottish Ministers so direct.
72.Subsection (4) ensures that when an order is subject to affirmative procedure the public are to be informed that the instrument cannot come into force until and unless approval is given by the Scottish Parliament.
73.Subsection (5) inserts a new paragraph 1A to Schedule 2 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 which details the publicity arrangements of any roads order or scheme that has been approved by the Scottish Parliament.