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Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

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  1. Introduction

  2. The Act - Background

    1. Part 1: Interpretation

      1. Overview

      2. Section 1 - Application of Part 1

        1. Existing ASPs and instruments

        2. Acts of Parliament and instruments made under them and hybrid instruments

        3. Disapplication

        4. Application of Part to provisions of ASPs and instruments

      3. Section 2 - Commencement of Acts of the Scottish Parliament

      4. Section 3 - Commencement of Acts of the Scottish Parliament and Scottish instruments: time

      5. Section 4 - Exercise of powers before commencement of Act of the Scottish Parliament

      6. Section 5 - Power to appoint to an office

      7. Section 6 - Power to revoke, amend and re-enact

      8. Section 7 - Carrying out of powers and duties more than once

      9. Section 8 - Additional powers on commencement by order

      10. Sections 9 to 11 - References to Acts of the Scottish Parliament, Acts of Parliament and Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland

      11. Section 12 - References to EU instruments

      12. Section 13 - References to portions of legislative provisions

      13. Section 14 - References to other legislative provisions

      14. Sections 15 to 17 - Effect of repeals

        1. Section 15

        2. Section 16

        3. Section 17

      15. Section 18 - Temporary Acts of the Scottish Parliament and Scottish instruments

      16. Section 19 - Effect of repeal and re-enactment

      17. Section 20 - Application of Acts and instruments to the Crown

      18. Section 21 - Forms

      19. Section 22 - Number

      20. Section 23 - References to time of day

      21. Section 24 - Meaning of words and expressions used in instruments

      22. Section 25 - Definitions

      23. Section 26 - Service of documents

      24. Tables

    2. Part 2: Scottish Statutory Instruments

      1. Overview

      2. Section 27 - Definition of “Scottish statutory instrument”

      3. Section 28 -  Instruments subject to the negative procedure

      4. Section 29 - Instruments subject to the affirmative procedure

      5. Section 30 -  Other instruments laid before the Parliament

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

      7. Section 32 -  Laying of Scottish statutory instruments before the Scottish Parliament

      8. Section 33 - Combination of certain powers

      9. Section 34 - Power to change procedure to which subordinate legislation is subject

      10. Section 35 - Procedures prescribed in pre-commencement enactments

      11. Section 36 - Statutory instruments subject to procedure in the Scottish Parliament

      12. Section 37 - Interpretation of Part 2

    3. Part 3: Publication of Acts and Instruments

      1. Overview

      2. Section 38 - Official prints of Acts of the Scottish Parliament

      3. Section 39 -  Publication of official prints of Acts of the Scottish Parliament

      4. Section 40 - Preservation of official prints of Acts of the Scottish Parliament

      5. Section 41 -  Queen’s Printer for Scotland to publish instruments

      6. Section 42 -  Publication, numbering and citation: regulations

      7. Section 43 -  Preservation of Scottish statutory instruments

      8. Section 44 -  Publication in the Gazettes

      9. Section 45 - No duty to print Scottish statutory instruments

      10. Section 46 - Queen’s Printer:  delegation of functions

      11. Section 47: Interpretation of Part 3

    4. Part 4:  Orders Subject to Special Parliamentary Procedure

      1. Overview

      2. Sections 48 to 53

    5. Part 5: Laying of Documents Other Than Scottish Statutory Instruments

    6. Part 6:  Miscellaneous and General

      1. Section 55 -  Consequential revocation of transitional orders

      2. Section 56 -  Orders

      3. Section 57 -  Ancillary provision

      4. Section 58 -  Short title and Commencement

    7. Schedule 1: Definition of Words and Expressions

    8. Schedule 2: Scottish Statutory Instruments: Transitional and Consequential Provision

    9. Schedule 3: Scottish Statutory Instruments: Procedures Prescribed in Pre-Commencement Enactments

    10. Schedule 4: Application of Part 2 to Statutory Instruments Laid before the Parliament

  3. Parliamentary History

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