Section 18 - Temporary Acts of the Scottish Parliament and Scottish instruments
40.This section provides that sections 15 to 17 apply to the expiry of a temporary ASP as if the temporary Act were repealed by an ASP, and to the expiry of a temporary Scottish instrument as if the temporary instrument were revoked by an ASP. This section replicates the effect of paragraph 13(2) of Schedule 1 to the Interpretation Order.
41.A temporary ASP or instrument is one which ceases to have effect at a particular time. For example, an ASP might contain a provision saying that it ceases to have effect 5 years after it comes into force. It is because its life is ended by expiry rather than repeal that this section is necessary.