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(3)Subsection (2)(b) does not apply in relation to the application of section 20.
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(b)an Act of the Scottish Parliament and an Act of Parliament (in each case, whenever passed).
(5)The types of instrument are—
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(7)References in this Part to a Scottish instrument include references to a provision of a Scottish instrument.
(8)The Scottish Ministers may by order modify subsection (5).
(9)An order under this section is subject to the affirmative procedure.
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