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Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

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

28.Section 9 makes provision as to how ASPs and Scottish instruments are to refer to ASPs, Acts of Parliament and Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland. ASPs may be cited by reference to their short title or by their year followed by the letters “asp” and number. Sections 10 and 11 make provision as to how ASPs are to cite an Act of Parliament, or an Act of the Parliaments of Scotland up to and including 1707.

29.The sections essentially replicate the effect of article 5 of the Interpretation Order, though section 9 contains new material (subsection (1)(b)) to reflect the requirements set out in section 38(6) as respects “official prints” of ASPs (i.e. setting out the functions to be undertaken by the Clerk of the Scottish Parliament).

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