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Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Interpretation

    1. Application of Part 1

      1. 1.Application of Part 1

    2. Commencement

      1. 2.Commencement of Acts of the Scottish Parliament

      2. 3.Commencement of Acts of the Scottish Parliament and Scottish instruments: time

    3. Powers

      1. 4.Exercise of powers before commencement of Act of the Scottish Parliament

      2. 5.Power to appoint to an office

      3. 6.Power to revoke, amend and re-enact

      4. 7.Carrying out of powers and duties more than once

      5. 8.Additional powers on commencement by order

    4. References to legislative provisions

      1. 9.References to Acts of the Scottish Parliament

      2. 10.References to Acts of Parliament

      3. 11.References to Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland

      4. 12.References to EU instruments

      5. 13.References to portions of legislative provisions

      6. 14.References to other legislative provisions

    5. Repeals

      1. 15.Effect of repeal generally

      2. 16.Effect of repeal on existing rights

      3. 17.Effect of repeal on existing liability to certain penalties

      4. 18.Temporary Acts of the Scottish Parliament and Scottish instruments

      5. 19.Effect of repeal and re-enactment

    6. Application of legislation to the Crown

      1. 20.Application of Acts and instruments to the Crown

    7. Forms

      1. 21.Forms

    8. Meaning of words and expressions used in legislation

      1. 22.Number

      2. 23.References to time of day

      3. 24.Meaning of words and expressions used in instruments

      4. 25.Definitions

      5. 26.Service of documents

  3. Part 2 Scottish statutory instruments

    1. Definition

      1. 27.Definition of “Scottish statutory instrument”

    2. Parliamentary scrutiny

      1. 28.Instruments subject to the negative procedure

      2. 29.Instruments subject to the affirmative procedure

      3. 30.Other instruments laid before the Parliament

      4. 31.Failure to lay instruments in accordance with section 28(2) or 30(2)

      5. 32.Laying of Scottish statutory instruments before the Scottish Parliament

    3. Combination of certain powers

      1. 33.Combination of certain powers

    4. Further provision about procedures

      1. 34.Power to change procedure to which subordinate legislation is subject

      2. 35.Procedures prescribed in pre-commencement enactments

    5. Statutory instruments subject to procedure in the Scottish Parliament

      1. 36.Statutory instruments subject to procedure in the Scottish Parliament

    6. Interpretation of Part 2

      1. 37.Interpretation of Part 2

  4. Part 3 Publication of Acts and instruments

    1. Acts of the Scottish Parliament

      1. 38.Official prints of Acts of the Scottish Parliament

      2. 39.Publication of official prints

      3. 40.Preservation of official prints

    2. Scottish statutory instruments

      1. 41.Queen's Printer to publish instruments

      2. 42.Publication, numbering and citation: regulations

      3. 43.Preservation of Scottish statutory instruments

      4. 44.Publication in the Gazettes

      5. 45.No duty to print Scottish statutory instruments

      6. 46.Queen's Printer: delegation of functions

    3. Interpretation of Part 3

      1. 47.Interpretation of Part 3

  5. Part 4 Orders subject to special parliamentary procedure

    1. 48.Application of Part 4

    2. 49.Notice of special procedure orders

    3. 50.Orders to which objections are made

    4. 51.Orders to which no objections are made

    5. 52.Statement of objections

    6. 53.Interpretation of Part 4

  6. Part 5 Laying of documents other than Scottish statutory instruments

    1. 54.Laying of certain documents before the Scottish Parliament

  7. Part 6 Miscellaneous and general

    1. 55.Consequential revocation of transitional Orders

    2. 56.Orders

    3. 57.Ancillary provision

    4. 58.Short title and commencement

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Definitions of words and expressions

      1. “Act” means, as the context requires, an Act of Parliament...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Scottish statutory instruments: transitional and consequential provision

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.(1) In this schedule— “devolved Scottish public authority” means an...

      2. Ministerial functions of making orders or regulations under pre-commencement enactments

        1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to any function of...

      3. Functions of making Orders in Council

        1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to any function of...

      4. Functions of making acts of adjournal or acts of sederunt

        1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to any function of...

      5. Other functions of making etc. subordinate legislation under pre-commencement enactments

        1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to—

      6. Functions to which this schedule does not apply

        1. 6.Nothing in this schedule applies in relation to—

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Modification of pre-commencement enactments

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.(1) In this schedule, “pre-commencement enactment” means an enactment passed...

      2. Instruments subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Parliament

        1. 2.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies where, in relation to devolved subordinate...

      3. Instruments laid in draft which cannot be made where the Parliament so resolves within 40 days

        1. 3.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies where, in relation to devolved subordinate...

      4. Instruments required to be laid for a specified period before coming into force and subject to annulment by the Parliament

        1. 4.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies where, in relation to devolved subordinate...

      5. Instruments which cannot be made unless a draft is laid before and approved by resolution of the Parliament

        1. 5.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies where, in relation to devolved subordinate...

      6. Instruments made but which cannot come into force unless laid before, and approved by resolution of, the Parliament

        1. 6.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies where, in relation to devolved subordinate...

      7. Instruments required to be laid for a specified period before coming into force

        1. 7.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies where, in relation to devolved subordinate...

      8. Instruments not required to be laid before the Parliament

        1. 8.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies where, in relation to devolved subordinate...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Application of Part 2 to statutory instruments laid before the Parliament

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.In this schedule— “pre-commencement enactment” means an enactment passed or...

      2. Instruments subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Parliament

        1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies where, in relation to subordinate legislation...

      3. Instruments which cannot be made unless a draft is laid before and approved by resolution of the Parliament

        1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies where, in relation to subordinate legislation...

      4. Other instruments laid before the Parliament

        1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies where, in relation to subordinate legislation...

      5. Laying of statutory instruments before the Parliament

        1. 5.Section 32 applies in relation to the laying of a...

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