Acts of Parliament and instruments made under them and hybrid instruments
15.Part 1 also does not apply to Acts of Parliament and instruments made under them, even although they may relate to devolved matters. The principal reason for that is that it would create uncertainty and confusion for the reader if some provisions in Acts of Parliament fell to be interpreted in accordance with Part 1 while other provisions fell to be interpreted in accordance with the 1978 Act. Part 1 does, however, apply to an instrument which is made under powers contained both in an Act of Parliament and in an ASP (a “hybrid” instrument). This ensures that the same interpretative provisions apply to the whole of that hybrid instrument.